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1770's Off white silk figured weave gown

Description

Open robe and petticoat, off-white silk figured weave with pink and green floral pattern created with supplementary weft. Bodice closes in front with brass hook and eye closure, loose pleats in back creating 'robe a la francaise,' elbow length sleeves. Gown has brass loops and linen ties inside skirt of gown to enable pulling skirt up to create draping 'a la polonaise.'
Petticoat made from 6 panels, selvage to selvage and 2 narrower sections at side-backs with a godet at hem; pleated at waist with drawstring closure; has pocket slits at sides; Neck edge, front and hem of gown and front of petticoat trimmed with varying widths of striped gauze embroidered sporadically with pink, green and white motifs; pleated china silk trim w/pink and green tassel fringe on skirt fronts and front of petticoat only; some china silk pleating replaced with pleated gauze around neck, sleeve hems, and parts of petticoat and hem decoration. Bodice lined with linen; center back has 6 pairs of thread-worked eyelets in lining; center back seam stitched together.

Source

HCT.1988.318.131ab

Date

1770-1779

Provenance

This dress was purchased at auction.

Design Elements

Fitted Sleeve, Panniers

Fiber/Fabric Information

fabric structure=brocade (Supplemental weft), fiber content=Silk

Decade

1770-1779

Color

Off-white

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Citation

“1770's Off white silk figured weave gown,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed September 26, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/1208.

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