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Dress (Open robe and petticoat)
(c. 1770)

Medium
silk taffeta brocade, cotton (bobbin lace)
Measurements
(a) 142.4 cm (centre back) 32.2 cm (waist, flat) (robe)
(b) 95.0 cm (centre back) 32.5 cm (waist, flat) (petticoat)
Place/s of Execution
England
Accession Number
D6.a-b-1971
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1970
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
An open robe and petticoat of pale yellow silk brocade featuring bunches of flowers in shades of white, purple, blue, pink, red, with green leaves floating over a grid of fine violet and brown check. The robe features a sack-back and both robe and petticoat are trimmed with ruching and flounces of the same silk and bobbin lace.