Dress and petticoat

Blue silk lampas with white floral motifs. Overdress: loose fitting bodice and full skirt; short fitted sleeves with gathered asymmetrical cuffs; sack (Watteau) back; worn over trimmed corset. Petticoat fullness knife pleated into blue linen waistband except at front. Blue linen partial linings.

Provenance

By 1930, purchased in Marseille, France by Elizabeth Day McCormick (1873 - 1957), Chicago; 1943, gift of McCormick to the MFA. (Accession date: October 14, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Dress and petticoat

  • French, about 1730
France
Dimensions
Center back (Overdress): 152.5 cm (60 1/16 in.) Center back (Petticoat): 97 cm (38 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk lampas
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
43.664a-b
Not on view

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