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18th Century Fashion
robe à la francaise, 1770s. Blue and white striped, figured and rose-sprigged silk satin, pleated an druffled robings edged in silk fly braid, petticoat with ruched furbelows.
A fine striped brocaded silk robe à la Française, 1770s. of blue and white striped, figured and rose-sprigged satin, the open robe with 'sack-back', engageants, pleated and ruffled robings edged in silk fly braid, the matching petticoat with ruched furbelows and a stomacher made from the same fabric, bust approx 86cm, 34in
Traveling through history of Art...Portrait of the Princess of Lamballe, detail, by Anton Hickel, 1788.