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Woman's overdress

French or English
late 18th century


252 x 138 cm (99 3/16 x 54 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.38 from back of neck to bottom of overskirt. 2.52 width of bottom of overskirt.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bluish green satin ground with a design of undulating ribbons from which sprays of flowers grow at intervals. The colors are white, red, pink, blue, yellow, and green. Cream white silk braid with pink tufts is sewed round the neck, the front of the bodice, and the front and bottom of the overskirt.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanora Curtis