Train (one of five parts of dress for statue)

French or Italian
mid-18th century

Object Place: France or Italy


171.5 x 159 cm (67 1/2 x 62 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 46 1/2 x 80 1/2 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Flowers and baroque ornaments embroidered in polychrome silk and gold and silver metallic threads on blue silk taffeta ground

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress, possibly for statue. Blue silk taffeta embroidered with polychrome silk, gilt-silver yarns in scrolling floral motifs. Skirt panel: unfinished at top, blue linen lining. Bodice: lace collar, lacings at back, stiffened at opening, plain linen lining. Sleeves: 2-part, fastened with hooks, eyes; lace cuffs, blue silk lining. Train: two panels seamed together, gilt-silver lace border, plain linen lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection