Court dress

French
about 1830


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Center front: 114.9 cm (45 1/4 in.) Center back: 125.7 cm (49 1/2 in.) Costume: 33 x 22 in. (83.8 x 55.9 cm) Other (Bodice CB): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number

43.1650

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, embroidered with metallic threads

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk satin embroidered with plain and textured flat gilt wire, sprigs overall, flowers and wheat on sleeves and at skirt base, three dimensional flowers and wheat kernels over wire and net foundations. Wide round neckline; welted fiddle back, shoulder seams. Large puff sleeves. Skirt fullness pleated in front, gathered in back. White cotton muslin lining, boning center front bodice seam, eased fullness at side seams. Hook-and-eye closure at back.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; 1943, gift to the MFA. (Accession date: November 10, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection