English Silk satin embroidered in silk, silver gilt thread (purl, filé and frisé) and gilt spangles Centimetres: 94 (length), 49 (width) ...
Costume civil de cour en velours ciselé. Époque Louis XVI - Alain.R.Truong
At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Just Gorgeous
Not exactly a gown-but amazing. This magnificent embroidered jacket belonged to Marquis François de Beauharnais (1756–1846), older brother of Alexander de Beauharnais, Josephine’s first husband. This garment is an example of the “French-style jacket”, reminiscent of the court of Versailles, that men were required to wear by First Empire etiquette.