White silk damask, Spitalfields. Robe a la francaise. Square neck open front, pleated cuff.
Original catalog card: 1770s, White Spitalfields silk damask with large silk fruits and leaves, robe a l'anglaise. Dress with square neck and open front, pleated lapels to waist as V, pleated and fitted back released into pleated skirt, 1/2 sleeves with cuff pleated up at front.
"Ivory spitalfields damask open robe, unknown maker, possibly from England. Textile from Spitalfields, eastern London, England, ca. 1740s. Gown last altered ca. 1770s-1780s. Non-original lace at the neckline, reproduction neck band, engageantes (sleeve-ruffles), petticoat and shoes. The gown of undyed silk was last altered in the style of a robe à l'Anglaise with its pleated and sewn center back pleats." (Right Chemistry label copy, 2005)
Ivory Robe a l'anglaise (Dress)
England, Spitafields damask from ca.1735, cut and sewn in ca.1770s. This dress probably was restyled in teh 1770s from a robe a la francaise. Worn as formal day or evening wear. Bodice and sleeves lined with natural linen.
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Lexicon sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
|Credit line||Silverman/Rodgers Collection|
|Exhibit History-Exhibit #||14, 156, 58|