Made by Swann
Object Place: United States
Center front: 146.1 cm (57 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave with printed warp (Chiné); silk velvet; silk lace
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Cream-colored ribbed and watered silk, showing a polychrome chiné pattern of birds and branches. Full, loose cut, resembling an eighteenth-century robe battante, but with large puffed sleeves and a high collar. Small plastron pleated white silk trimmed with a violet velvet band. Front edges of gown, neck, shoulders, and cuffs trimmed with machine made lace. Petersham labeled: Swann/Newburgh. Soiled, especially around hem.
Petersham embroidered in yellow thread: "Swann/Newburgh."
Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb