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Dress (image 2) | American | 1860-1865 | silk, mother-of-pearl | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #:  C.I.69.33.4a–d

Dress (image 2) | American | 1860-1865 | silk, mother-of-pearl | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: C.I.69.33.4a–d

Robe à la Française  Date:1770–90Culture:French (probably)Medium:silkDimensions:Length at CB (a): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 38 in. (96.5 cm) Length at CB (c): 22 in. (55.9 cm)Credit Line:Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964Accession Number:C.I.64.33a–c

Robe à la Française Date:1770–90Culture:French (probably)Medium:silkDimensions:Length at CB (a): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 38 in. (96.5 cm) Length at CB (c): 22 in. (55.9 cm)Credit Line:Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964Accession Number:C.I.64.33a–c

Dress (image 2) | French | 1863 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1999.123a–c

Dress (image 2) | French | 1863 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1999.123a–c

From the merchant's listing:      A superb two piece silk dress dating to the [mid-late] 1860s, this is a great example of crinoline fa...

From the merchant's listing: A superb two piece silk dress dating to the [mid-late] 1860s, this is a great example of crinoline fa...

Day dress, 1865. Tobacco-brown silk taffeta brocade bodice and skirt; worn over crinoline; braid and lace on bodice. Kyoto Costume Institute

Day dress, 1865. Tobacco-brown silk taffeta brocade bodice and skirt; worn over crinoline; braid and lace on bodice. Kyoto Costume Institute

TRAINED SILK DAY DRESS, c. 1870 2-piece bluish gray faille, trimmed w/ cream lace & dorset buttons, has organdy & lace undersleeves.

TRAINED SILK DAY DRESS, c. 1870 2-piece bluish gray faille, trimmed w/ cream lace & dorset buttons, has organdy & lace undersleeves.

Evening Dress - Mme. Olympe, 1865 : Olympe Boisse was a French-born New Orleans dressmaker who regularly traveled to Paris to keep abreast of trend-setting French fashions of the time, such as those by Charles Frederick Worth and Emile Pingat. Mme. Olympe, as she was professionally known, initially was an importer of French goods but in time designed and sold her own garments. Her claim to fame is that, considering the date of this dress, she was one of the first, if not the first, American…

Evening Dress - Mme. Olympe, 1865 : Olympe Boisse was a French-born New Orleans dressmaker who regularly traveled to Paris to keep abreast of trend-setting French fashions of the time, such as those by Charles Frederick Worth and Emile Pingat. Mme. Olympe, as she was professionally known, initially was an importer of French goods but in time designed and sold her own garments. Her claim to fame is that, considering the date of this dress, she was one of the first, if not the first, American…

Augusta Auctions, March/April 2005 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction, Lot Silk Faille Reception Gown, C.

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