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Polychrome embroidered robe a la francaise, 1765.  Goldenrod silk faille, tour de force embroidered exotic florals worked in various stitches & incorporating silk fabric appliques in larger blossoms, also small bird & insect embroidery, apron front skirt, baleen stays in homespun linen & wool bodice lining.

Augusta Auctions, Goldenrod silk famille Polychrome Embroidered Robe A La Francaise, 1765

Back view, robe à la Francaise, 1765. Goldenrod silk faille, tour de force embroidered exotic florals worked in various stitches and incorporating silk fabric appliques in larger blossoms, also small bird and insect embroidery.

Back view, robe à la Francaise, Goldenrod silk faille, tour de force embroidered exotic florals worked in various stitches and incorporating silk fabric appliques in larger blossoms, also small bird and insect embroidery.

Augusta Auctions, March 30, 2011 - St. Pauls, Lot 305: Polychrome Embroidered Robe A La Francaise, 1765

Polychrome Embroidered Robe A La Francaise, Augusta Auctions, March 2011 - St.

Rococo Period -  Dress - POLYCHROME EMBROIDERED ROBE A LA FRANCAISE, 1765  Goldenrod silk faille, tour de force embroidered exotic florals worked in various stitches & incorporating silk fabric appliques in larger blossoms.

Revolutionary War and Colonial Era Dress - POLYCHROME EMBROIDERED ROBE A LA FRANCAISE, 1765 Goldenrod silk faille, tour de force embroidered exotic florals worked in various stitches & incorporating silk fabric appliques in larger blossoms.

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1750From Kerry Taylor Auctions

Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1750From Kerry Taylor Auctions (Fripperies and Fobs)

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Dress (Open Robe à la française and Petticoat) Date: Silk: 1760-1765; Dress: original c. 1760-1765, altered late 1770-1780 Medium: Silk tobine (cannelé) brocaded with colored silks Accession Number: 1955-98-6a,b

Silk: Dress: original c. altered late Artist/maker unknown, American and French Silk tobine (cannelé) brocaded with colored silks Center Back Length: 73 inches cm) Waist: 25 inches cm)

Robe à la Française Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, bast fiber. The striped textile here is indicative of the change in aesthetics around 1770 to a more neoclassical taste, less florid the the silks of the previous decades.

Gown & petticoat, British, silk, 1760. Springhill, County Londonderry. A stunning gown that depicts the fashions of the 1760s perfectly. The lady of the house at the time, Jean Hamilton, later Jean Conyngham, would have worn dresses such as this.

Petticoat National Trust Inventory Number Category Costume Date 1760 Materials Silk Measurements Place of origin Collection Springhill, County Londonderry (Accredited Museum) Not on show

Dress: ca. 1760-1790, copperplate printed linen in a floral pattern. Shown with fichu and engageantes.  Worn by Deborah Sampson (Gannett), (1760-1827), possibly as her wedding dress.

copperplate printed linen in a floral pattern. Shown with fichu and engageantes. Worn by Deborah Sampson (Gannett), possibly as her wedding dress. (Dress with blue floral pattern on cream ground.

Robe a la francaise ca. 1760

ornamentedbeing: “ This yellow silk dress, made around is embroidered with purple floral scrolls. It is a wide dress supported by a flattened framework known as a ‘panier’.

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