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French, Paris
About 1890
Maison Manchon Roland, French

Object Place: Paris, France


40.5 cm (15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiffon, brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



An evening dress in two parts of black chiffon with all over small-scale floral swag brocaded with light blue, pink and green silks; bodice; (a) fitted and boned with wide flaring neckline and short puffed sleeves, pink satin draped sash with bow and long streamers in center back, neckline trimmed with self ruching, skirt (b) rather plain in front with greatest fullness gathered at back and forming slight train at back, bottom edge trimmed with self ruching; lined throughout with black satin; printed gold label on bodice waist band: MAISON MANCHON ROLAND Peyret Tannin Succr. ROBES 7 Rue de Commandant Rivière, Paris.


Dress worn by Mary Cabot Briggs in 1890

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. L. Cabot Briggs, in memory of his mother, Mary Cabot Briggs