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Object Number 1983.001.0009 ab
Object Name Dress
Date 1770, ca.
Culture English
Description Yellow silk, supplementary wefts of blue, red, burgundy, yellow flowers. Square neck, fitted back, braid trim. Skirt: matching (altered)
Light Yellow Robe à l'anglaise (Dress) and Matching Petticoat, England, ca.1770s.
Silk brocade with floral design. Probably altered from a mid 18th century robe à la française and restyled as a robe à l'anglaise with pleats at center back stitched down at the waist. Worn as formal day or evening wear. Petticoat has digitally reproduced side sections in order to display the dress in draped style. For more information on how the petticoat fabric was digitally reproduced,
Bodice and sleeves lined with natural linen.

Original catalog card: C. 1770, Robe a l'anglaise of silk brocade, pale yellow with large blue, red, burgundy and yellow flowers. Dress with square low neck, trimmed with self tuck and applied braid, fitted back with self pleats to waist, short fitted sleeves with braid trim, skirt tightly pleated to bodice and cut wide at sides for panniers, stomacher attached to dress. Underskirt with front brocaded panels and deep ruffle at hem.
Material Silk
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Clothing -- Outerwear
Credit line Silverman/Rodgers Collection
Exhibit History-Exhibit # 58