Dress (robe à la française)


Object Place: France


Center back length: 150.5 cm (59 1/4 in.) (pictured with 43.570)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, block printed and glazed

Out on Loan

On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress (overdress without skirt). Glazed, heavy printed cotton, showing undulating polychrome floral vine and sprigs alternating with undulating white floral stripe, on dark brown-red ground. Square neck and plain bodice with hook and eye closure; wide folds ruinning down both front edges from neck to hem. Pleated back panel runs up to back of neck out of skirt. Elbow-length sleeves with two scalloped self flounces on underside. Louis XVI style: meandering flowers and foliage block printed on rust-colored, glazed cotton ground


1955, gift of Helen Nichols Cabot to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1955)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot