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Dress, petticoat, and stomacher (dress)

possibly Dutch
About 1735; dress restyled about 1770


Place of Manufacture, Holland, , Object Place, France

Dimensions

Center back: 156.8 cm (61 3/4 in.) Center front: 119.7 cm (47 1/8 in.) Costume (Bust X Waist): 30 x 32 in. (76.2 x 81.3 cm)

Accession Number

43.1871a

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with supplementary discontinuous silk and metal-wrapped patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Formal dress. White silk satin brocaded with polychrome silks and gilt yarns in chinoiserie motifs. Robe: square neckline, white net panels at front line interlaced with white plush cording and polychrome silks and gilt flowers and tassels, sack (Watteau) back; short fitted sleeves with fullness gathered at back of shoulder seam, double asymmetrical trimmed ruffles; V-front waistline; skirt with panier-accomodating fullness. Tie-on apron skirt and stomacher trimmed as robe front line with scalloped ruffle.

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, November 10, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection