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Robe à l'anglaise [French] (1991.204a,b) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robe lAnglaise Date: 178487 Culture: French Medium: cotton, metal, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 63 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 36 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Isabel Shults Fund and Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1991 Accession Number: b

The word wassail is derived from the Anglo-Saxon toast waes haeil, or “be whole.” On Christmas or Twelfth Night, revelers would carry a large bowl from door to door, asking for it to be filled, a custom known as wassailing. There are now many versions of wassail, and the palate for hot strong beer is limited, so it has evolved into a spiked juice toddy. The antique French Api apple was probably the apple of choice of the day. It is now called a Lady apple; look for it at Christmas.

Wassail- one of my favorite memories from going to The Biltmore every Christmas with the choir I was in during high school. We'd always take time to explore the Biltmore gift shop and take endless samples of wassail. It's a definite Fall favorite.