Robe à la francaise, France, 1774-1793. Cream silk open robe having silver metallic stripe and polychrome silk floral brocade, elbow length sleeve trimmed in knotted net with silk ribbon and tambour embroidered floral applique, neckline, bodice and skirt trimmed in metallic lace and ribbon flowers, self buttons on bodice back for tying up skirt, skirt having front panels appliqued with horizontal bands of net, lace and floral embroidery decorated with red, blue and silver foil, sacque back…
Man's Coat Artist/maker unknown, French Geography: Made in France, Europe Date: c. 1780-1800 Medium: Striped silk lampas weave with silk embroidery in satin, stem, straight, and rope stitches, French knots, and appliquéd silk net Dimensions: Center Back Length: 45 1/4 inches (114.9 cm) Chest (Width): 42 1/2 inches (108.0 cm) Accession Number: 1915-241
Shift or woman's undergarment made of coarse natural linen in tabby weave. Shift has short sleeves with gussets under arms and scooped neck line. The neck, sleeves, and hem are finished with narrow rolled hems. Linen sewing thread.
1780-1810, Woman's white linen shift or undergarment. Wide low neck faced with 3/8" tape, with two eyelets for drawstring at center front of the neckline. Ungathered sleeves with plain hemmed edges and gussets under arms. Two reinforcing bands at top of each shoulder and at joining of sleeve to body. Long full body, cut on angle from shoulder to hem, with triangular pieces to create extra skirt fullness. Sewn with linen.