A robe à la Francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa 1760, The fabric circa 1750, the satin woven with bronze and cream peonies and coiling foliage, the open-robe and petticoat trimmed with furbelows of matching braid trimmed silk, the sleeves with shirred double ruffled `sabot' cuffs, the back panel of the skirt of brown and white. 1740s European silk
Robe à la Française "Sack-back gown", c.1750-1760, France, Dress: liseré satin, grey and green silk. Lining: striped taffeta, green and violet silk. Green silk chenille appliqués. "This robe à la française is a copybook illustration of the Rococo aesthetic, which saw beauty as necessarily dynamic: the undulation of the flowers on the fabric and the silk chenille appliqués on the bodice were harmoniously matched by the swaying of the panniers as the wearer moved about."
Floral Silk Brocade Robe a L'anglaise with elbow length fitted untrimmed sleeves, waist with front and back rounded point, open front skirt with fly-fringe edged ruched silk applied in zig-zag pattern, skirt knife pleated to bodice back and sides, homespun linen bodice & sleeve lining, (neckline edged with silk ribbon tie, possibly later addition, some staining) excellent.