Afternoon dress. Pale blue silk damask with leaf and floral motifs. Overdress: V placket front and square back neckline; sack (Watteau) back; fitted elbow length sleeves with lace inset and double deep asymmetrical scalloped ruffles; neckline, sleeves and front line panels trimmed with white silk rick-rack; linen bodice lining. Petticoaty fullness pleated into waistline; tie-tape closure at rear. Condition: underarms stained.
Afternoon dress in two parts (dress)
- American?, 1780–90
- 56 x 25 cm (22 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
- Medium or Technique
- Silk damask, linen lining, silk ribbon trim, and linen bobbin lace
- Accession Number
- Not on view