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third quarter of 18th century

Object Place: France

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Embroidered silk

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A dress and matching petticoat front, of white taffeta embroidered with polychrome silks in chain stitch, and with silver and gold metal thread and sequins, all-over widely spaced powder of small floral sprays, on two side fronts and petticoat front an elaborate design of sprays and garlands of flowers, purple silk ribbon sewn neat hemline of these three panels and embroidered with silver sequins, some of original fancy starched silk gauze ruching and artificial flowers below ribbon; Watteau back, bodice made up at M. F. A. from extra length of material which come with the skirt and petticoat pieces and had never been used, sleeve ruffles with embroidery on this extra material.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot