Robe à l’anglaise ca. 1770 and jacket and waistcoat ca. 1790
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Robe à la française, silk brocaded with silver gilt and trimmed with silver gilt lace, fabric c. 1755, dress remade c. 1770, lace a later addition, English.
Accession No. 1990-12,1
Robe à la Française
Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur, og Design
Robe à l’Anglaise
Museo del Traje
Brocaded French silk mantua and petticoat, England, 1755-60
Physical description by the V&A:
“An English court mantua and petticoat of French silk, brocaded with silver-gilt threads, with stomacher of different fabric.
Silk : cream gros de tours with self-coloured supplementary weft. Brocaded in gilt thread, in file, frise, strip and combined frise and strip. Plain selvedge. Pattern repeat 33.5 cm.
[Dress fabric] A length of silk, brocaded with silver gilt thread.
[Stomacher] This stomacher does not match the mantua.”