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A polonaise

French
1870
Fromont Landry Confections


Object Place: France

Dimensions

114 cm (44 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.404

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton, velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A polonaise with inked label written on cotton and sewn on inside of bodice: “This polonaise had a silk skirt of the fashionable color ‘fumée de Londres’. It was made for me in Paris in 1870 and was copied from a dress worn by Madame la Marquise de Gallefet, at the spring races at Auteuil. In those days the fashions were set by the Empress Eugenie and the ladies of her court. Marie Louise Joy” Polonaise made of printed cotton, striped light bluish-green and white, on white stripes, which are wider, polychrome small-scale floral motives, ‘V’ shaped neck, hooked to waist in center front, long sleeves, bell shaped below elbow and trimmed with black velvet ribbon bows, black velvet ribbon waistband, skirt arranged in four deep draped loops, all edges finished with finely pleated sheer white cotton ruffles. Printed label stamped in gold on black velvet belt: FROMONT LANDRY CONFECTIONS 9 RUE de la PAIX, 9.

Provenance

Made for the donor's mother, Mrs. C. H. Joy, in Paris.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Francis Gray