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Bodice for a riding habit

18th century

Object Place: France


47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade, damask

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bodice for a riding habit. Green damask, brocaded with polychrome silks and godl thread; shows bouquets of flowers and buds with large conventionalized leaves. Pointed at front ad back, with wide, flaring and pleated peplum all around. Sleeves to elbow, with tapered cuffs, curved at wider side. No collar. Straight closure in front, with hooks and eyes. Lined with pink glazed wool and pale blue taffeta; worn pieces of cardboard stitched to inside of peplum. Frayed edges; lining crumbling.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund