Requires Photography

Dress

French
Late 18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.710a-b

Medium or Technique

Block-printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress in two parts. made of polychrome, block-printed cotton. Dark mustard ground covered with an all-over pattern of various flowers and leaves in red, blue, violet, yellow, green and white. a) Bodice has three-quarter length sleeves, low square neck; double-breasted closing in front; lined with fragments of five other printed. b) Skirt gathered all round, except front center, on draw-cords; pocket slits left and right. Yellow-green tape trims waist, neck and hemlines. Good condition.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot