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Statue robe (bodice)

French or Italian
Second half of 18th century

Object Place: France or Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White silk taffeta ground, decorated with alternating wide and narrow stripes. Wide stripes filled with horizontal lines of pink and silver tinsel and polychrome sprays of flowers; bordered by narrow gold stripes. Narrow stripes show undulating lines of polychrome flowers on white ground. Sleeved bodice has wide peplum; laces up back. Skirt has curved waist and hem. Mantel has straight top, tapering to long, rounded point; slit partway down center, at right angles to straight edge. All three pieces trimmed with passementerie made of gold and silver lace; narrow, corrugated tinsel ribbons, beads and flowers; and artificial pearls.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. Henry S. Hall, Jr.