French hooped silk brocade dress: 18th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

French hooped silk brocade dress: 18th century

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French hooped silk brocade dress. The dress comprises a robe with matching stomacher and underskirt, executed in green brocade, trimmed with gold thread and 'plastic' ornaments. The robe is cut for wide side-hoops and a sack back. The front edges are decorated with ruched and padded trimming; the skirt front elaborately trimmed with similar decoration and matching tassels. The sleeves feature falling cuffs. The wide side-hoops and the lavish nature of the fabric and the trimming, probably indicate Court wear.
 

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Date

1766 AD - 1770 AD
 

Image Number

001820
 

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