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

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, about 1770

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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts