White silk rep brocaded with polychrome silk in scrolling floral sprays and baskets; trim of silk thread tied in rosette bows. Overdress: trimmed, pleated panels along front line; short, fitted sleeves with trimmed, double asymmetrical dagged ruffles; sack (Watteau) back; wide flat panier accomodating skirt with slits off hip line; linen liner gathered with tapes at back. Underskirt (matching except white brocaded floral silk at upper rear): fullness controlled by draw tapes at far sides, two small pleats at front; two horizontal bands of trimmed box pleats at front base; cotton or linen and silk linings at base. Stomacher with horizontal bands of trim, cotton lining.
Woman's dress in three parts
- French, about 1770
- Overall: 71.1 x 152.4 cm (28 x 60 in.) Waist X CB Length 58" CB length
- Medium or Technique
- Silk cannelle patterned with weft floats and brocaded with silk thread
- Accession Number
- Not on view