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Woman's formal dress in two parts

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Pink silk brocaded with reds, browns, greens, and white in floral sprays and multi-width silver stripes. Overdress: open coat-style front bodice; square back neckline; front panels trimmed with silver galloon and silk flowers; sack (Watteau) back; elbow length fitted sleeves with double...

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Provenance

Bought by donor in Marseille, 1930. The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, to MFA 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1770

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Overdress CF: 147.3 cm (58 in.); petticoat: 102.0 cm (40.16 in.)

Accession Number

43.643a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic thread, trimmed with metallic lace and silk flowers

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes