Court Gown, c. 1760 Silver tissue woven with multi-colored foil flowers and trimmed with gold lace European 1979.c.482.A-B

Court Gown, c. 1760 Silver tissue woven with multi-colored foil flowers and trimmed with gold lace European 1979.c.482.A-B

Robe a la Française (open gown with visible petticoat), England, 1745-1750. Pale brown silk brocade with floral motifs in silver thread and coloured silk.

Robe a la Française (open gown with visible petticoat), England, 1745-1750. Pale brown silk brocade with floral motifs in silver thread and coloured silk.

18th century dress, beautiful!

18th century dress, beautiful!

Sack-back gown and petticoat                                        Place of origin:England (made)Date:1760-1765 (made)Artist/Maker:Unknown (production)Materials and Techniques:Silk and linen, hand woven and hand sewn

Sack-back

Sack-back gown and petticoat Place of origin:England (made)Date:1760-1765 (made)Artist/Maker:Unknown (production)Materials and Techniques:Silk and linen, hand woven and hand sewn

18th century British Full Dress. Petticoat and open robe.  Source: Phoenix Museum of Art  1987.C.47.A

18th century British Full Dress. Petticoat and open robe. Source: Phoenix Museum of Art 1987.C.47.A

This seems to be the same dress, but in the first picture, there is a pale blue insert on the bodice using (apparently) the same material as the skirt & cuffs. The Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace in Florence says this is a wedding dress made in Naples between 1876 & 1878 (photo: Marcello Bertoni). The picture on the bottom was taken by a tourist, Joseph Hilsey, for his blog, Material World, and is described as "Yellow and cream striped silk over pale blue underskirt, ca. 1878."

This seems to be the same dress, but in the first picture, there is a pale blue insert on the bodice using (apparently) the same material as the skirt & cuffs. The Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace in Florence says this is a wedding dress made in Naples between 1876 & 1878 (photo: Marcello Bertoni). The picture on the bottom was taken by a tourist, Joseph Hilsey, for his blog, Material World, and is described as "Yellow and cream striped silk over pale blue underskirt, ca. 1878."

Robe a la francaise ca. 1760 From the Rijks Museum

Robe a la francaise ca. 1760 From the Rijks Museum

Back view robe à la Francaise, Italy or Spain, c. 1770. Gold brocaded striped silk, woven with puce and silver bands within the textured cloth of gold stripes, pretty floral sprigs and trails, edged and trimmed with scalloped gold bobbin lace.

Back view robe à la Francaise, Italy or Spain, c. 1770. Gold brocaded striped silk, woven with puce and silver bands within the textured cloth of gold stripes, pretty floral sprigs and trails, edged and trimmed with scalloped gold bobbin lace.

Linen and cotton gown; with its open robe and matching petticoat, dates to the 1790s. The cotton fabric is both printed and painted and was made in India or in England. The dress is sewn with linen thread and was probably made in America.

Linen and cotton gown; with its open robe and matching petticoat, dates to the 1790s. The cotton fabric is both printed and painted and was made in India or in England. The dress is sewn with linen thread and was probably made in America.

Blue brocaded silk sack-back dress, English, 1760s.

Blue brocaded silk sack-back dress, English, 1760s.

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