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Detail sleeve, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), 1760s, remodeled 1780s. Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe, with gently curving flower and leaf meanders in puce, shaded tangerine flowerheads, red berries and sage green foliage, alternating with small sprays of flowers in deep rose pink and ivory. Trimmed with same tufted silks and corded wire loops.

Detail sleeve, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), remodeled Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe.

Dress (Robe à la Française), ca. 1750-75, front detail.

Robe à la Française (detail), French school (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Open robe, stomacher and petticoat of ivory silk moiré brocaded with sprays of multicolored flowers, English, ca. 1765, KSUM 1983.1.24 a-c.

Open robe, stomacher and petticoat of ivory silk moiré brocaded with sprays of multicolored flowers, English, ca.

18th century textiles from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robe à la Française (detail), French school (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, 1770s, the silk woven with delicate foliate stripes, the bodice with tabbed front hem, trimmed in tufted pink, brown, green and gold fly braid, with padded, ruched bands to the front skirt openings, pleated drape falling desending over the fourreau back and culminating in polonaised skirt drapes, two silk covered buttons to the rear waist, bust approx 92cm, 36in

A rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, the silk woven with delicate…

Detail trimming, robe à la francaise, North America, 1765-1780. Cream and pale blue striped silk brocaded with floral sprays in multicoloured silk threads.

Detail trimming, robe à la francaise, North America, Cream and pale blue striped silk brocaded with floral sprays in multicoloured silk threads.

Robe à la française complète en satin pékiné dit «Florentine», vers 1765-1770. Lampas fond satin bleu azur orné de fleurettes lancées en soie rose et rayures de gros de Tours crème serti de bandes jaune vif. Corsage à compères agrafés devant, manches à double engageante et pourtour du manteau soulignés de crête de soie assortie. Jupon lacé sur les côtés et orné d'un volant central.

Robe à la française complète en satin pékiné dit «Florentine», vers 1765-1770. Lampas fond satin bleu azur orné de fleurettes lancées en soie rose et rayures de gros de Tours crème serti de bandes jaune vif. Corsage à compères agrafés devant, manches à double engageante et pourtour du manteau soulignés de crête de soie assortie. Jupon lacé sur les côtés et orné d'un volant central.

Bows, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), 1760s, remodeled 1780s. Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe, with gently curving flower and leaf meanders in puce, shaded tangerine flowerheads, red berries and sage green foliage, alternating with small sprays of flowers in deep rose pink and ivory. Trimmed with same tufted silks and corded wire loops. Bows worn on sleeve ruffles.

Bows, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), remodeled

A rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, 1770s, the silk woven with delicate foliate stripes, the bodice with tabbed front hem, trimmed in tufted pink, brown, green and gold fly braid, with padded, ruched bands to the front skirt openings, pleated drape falling desending over the fourreau back and culminating in polonaised skirt drapes, two silk covered buttons to the rear waist, bust approx 92cm, 36in

Serious eye candy for a Sunday morning. A rare survivor, a version of a sacque that is disconnected from the body of the gown called a Piemontaise.

Caraco and petticoat | V Search the Collections

Caraco and petticoat

Caraco and petticoat Cotton painted - - Fabric India gown England

A rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, 1770s, the silk woven with delicate foliate stripes, the bodice with tabbed front hem, trimmed in tufted pink, brown, green and gold fly braid, with padded, ruched bands to the front skirt openings, pleated drape falling desending over the fourreau back and culminating in polonaised skirt drapes, two silk covered buttons to the rear waist, bust approx 92cm, 36in

Silk, Ruche and Fringe Fly detailing of a rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, Kerry Taylor Auctions

brocaded cinnamon satin robe à la française, circa 1770

brocaded cinnamon satin robe à la française, circa with sacque back…

Wedding Dress Date: ca. 1760 Culture: British or French Medium: Silk Accession Number: 40.136.1a, b

Wedding Dress - Wedding Dress Date: ca. 1760 Culture: British or French Medium: Silk Dimensions: Dress: L. cm) Skirt: L. cm) Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Gift of Mary Eastwood and Gertrude Knevels, 1940

A rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, 1770s, the silk woven with delicate foliate stripes, the bodice with tabbed front hem, trimmed in tufted pink, brown, green and gold fly braid, with padded, ruched bands to the front skirt openings, pleated drape falling desending over the fourreau back and culminating in polonaised skirt drapes, two silk covered buttons to the rear waist

A rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, the silk woven with delicate…

Robe à la française, 1770-75 From the Modemuseum Hasselt

Detail, robe à la francaise, Ecru silk, woven with a pattern of flowers and floral motifs in orange and green, fabric trim; engageants and petticoat not original.