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Court dress

French (Paris)
about 1900
Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926), For House of Worth (French, 1858-1956)

Object Place: Paris, France


103.5 cm (40 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Dress: pearl and sequin embroidered white satin; train: embroidered brocade

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress in two parts; worn by Mrs. Montgomery Sears at her presentation at the Court of St. James, June 1902; white satin, embroidered with pearls and silver sequins; fitted bodice (a) with short somewhat puffed sleeves slit down length, trimmed with tulle ruffles edged with rhinestones; bell-shaped skirt (b) ending in train lined with white satin and edged underneath with chiffon ruffles; center front conventionalized floral design; goes with 50.3401 (train).


Worn by Sarah Choate (Mrs. Montgomery) Sears (1856-1935); By inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. J.D. Cameron Bradley; Gift to the MFA, Boston, September 14 1950.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley