Woman's court dress and petticoat (Robe a la Francaise)

Italian
about 1775


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Center back length: 156 cm (61 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

77.6a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk taffeta brocaded with silk and metallic threads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Lilac ground with a brocaded design of waving lines, and of white silk and gold thread, and bunches of flowers woven with bright colored silks and silver and gold thread. The over-dress hangs from the shoulders in two box-plaits, and is trimmed with gold lace and rosettes of ribbon and silk suggesting flowers. The under-dress consists of an apron, arranged so as to give the effect of an under skirt.

Provenance

Gift of Alessandro Castellani, 1877

Credit Line

Gift of Alessandro Castellani of Rome