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Dress (robe à la française)
1775 (fabric: 1760s) - France
- Ivory silk brocade with flower and fur motif; double-flounced pagoda sleeves.
- Inventory Number(s)
- AC11075 2004-2AB
A gown made from a stunning textile featuring multi-colored bouquets and fur patterns elaborately interwoven into the ground textile canelé. This textile with its complex weave pattern also features a variety of different threads including chenille, silk floss and twisted yarn for motifs. It shows of the outstanding skills made in Lyons, famed in the height of quality and design.
This garment was worn by Madame Oberkampf, whose husband established the modern printing industry in Jouy-en-Josas in the suburbs of Paris, when she had an audience with Queen Marie Antoinette in 1775.