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Robe à la Polonaise 1785 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (OMG that dress!)

Robe à la Polonaise 1785 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (OMG that dress!)

Robe à la polonaise, circa France (altered at a later date), via Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (looks to be altered into a bustle dress)

Ensemble: The full cut of the horsehair-stiffened coat skirt and the large cuff details are representative of the exaggerated proportions of the period.

Rare hand-painted floral silk wedding gown worn by Mary Chaloner when she married Colonel John Hale in Image courtesy of McCord Museum.

Berrington. View of the back of a copper-plate-printed informal cotton gown, c.1795-1800, decorated with designs from Fenelon's `The adventures of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses'.

View of the back of a copper-plate-printed informal cotton gown, at Berrington Hall The cut and the style look earlier to me by at least a decade.

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