Detail robe à l'Anglaise in a polonaise style, England, c. 1774. Gold silk taffeta, lined with linen. The back is in 'English' style, with an extra double fold at the centre back. The skirt is organ pleated onto a concave waist seam. There is a self covered button at each side back seam to which the pink cords inside the dress can be attached forming a polonaise.
An 18th century two toned salmon pink damask Robe, circa 1775, England. woven with large exotic foliage, centre front fastening, cartridge pleated waistline, three quarter length sleeves, and a matching petticoat front, together with a pair of self covered fabric shoes with Louis heel, pointed toes and central braidwork decoration to vamps. Bonhams