Mantua Place of origin: England, Britain (made) France (woven) Date: 1755-1760 (made) 1753-1755 (woven) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk, silver-gilt thread, linen thread, silk thread, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by the Crawley Family Museum number: T.592:1 to 7-1993
Robe a la francaise style Court Dress made with Huguenot Spitalfield silk 1700s
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Typical of Restoration Court dress (1660s), the gown is made in a beautiful blue and gold silk brocade (other colour combinations available) with matching plain blue silks and satins and adornments of silk taffeta ribbon - very popular in the seventeenth century. An element of artistic licence was used with the representative shift sleeves (the undersleeve part), by using a silk rather than lawn or linen, but this seems appropriate to a wedding / court gown.
Day dress w/zouave & corset bodice. Classic style inspired by all the military uniforms that popped up in April 1861 with the start of the Civil War.
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