Fragment of court dress' petticoat: 1780
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 18cm x 32cm

Fragment of court dress' petticoat: 1780

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Fragment of court dress' petticoat which belonged to Marie Antoinette. This fragment of richly decorated fabric is part of the petticoat or underskirt of a formal court dress believed to have been made for the French Queen, Marie Antoinette. Monsieur Besnard, an employee of the French royal wardrobe, brought it to England in anticipation of the Queen's escape from France after the Revolution. When Marie Antoinette was guillotined in 1793, the Besnard family cut up the garment and shared out the pieces as relics of the dead Queen. This fragment is a silk satin ground with velvet appliqué panels, embellished with gilt-metal embroidery, foil backed pastes and metal sequins.
 

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Date

1780 AD - 1780 AD
 

Image Number

002092
 

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