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Bodice for a riding habit

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.817

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bodice for a riding habit. Green damask, brocaded with polychrome silks and godl thread; shows bouquets of flowers and buds with large conventionalized leaves. Pointed at front ad back, with wide, flaring and pleated peplum all around. Sleeves to elbow, with tapered cuffs, curved at wider side. No collar. Straight closure in front, with hooks and eyes. Lined with pink glazed wool and pale blue taffeta; worn pieces of cardboard stitched to inside of peplum. Frayed edges; lining crumbling.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund