Court dress

about 1830

Object Place: France


Center front: 114.9 cm (45 1/4 in.) Center back: 125.7 cm (49 1/2 in.) Costume: 33 x 22 in. (83.8 x 55.9 cm) Other (Bodice CB): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin, embroidered with metallic threads

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White silk satin embroidered with plain and textured flat gilt wire, sprigs overall, flowers and wheat on sleeves and at skirt base, three dimensional flowers and wheat kernels over wire and net foundations. Wide round neckline; welted fiddle back, shoulder seams. Large puff sleeves. Skirt fullness pleated in front, gathered in back. White cotton muslin lining, boning center front bodice seam, eased fullness at side seams. Hook-and-eye closure at back.


Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; 1943, gift to the MFA. (Accession date: November 10, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection