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Detail back view, robe à la Polonaise, France, 1774-1793. Green silk brocaded with floral motifs.

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MET Museum 18th C Sacque Back Gown Padded Trim and Interior Boned Corset 1775-99

Inside view, robe à la francaise, France 1775-1799. Ivory and pink striped silk brocade with polychrome floral sprays, decorated with self fabric padded diamond bands, serpentine ovals and self fabric silk brocade bows edged in lace, linen lining.

Robe à l’anglaise England 1775 The fabric is earlier - they date it to Spitalfields (center of silk production in England), 1751. I wonder if the gown was remade in the 70s to a more up-to-date style

Detail of woman's mantua, stomacher and petticoat, Italy, ca. 1700; Gold and silver metallic thread embroidery on silk satin -- LACMA Collections Online [2nd of two pins]

Formal or Court Gown, Britain, 1780-1790, Silk woven with silver-gilt threads, trimmed with silver-gilt lace, sequins, gimp, and tassels, bodice lined with linen. (c) Colonial Williamsburg [Isn't the pink wig fab?!]

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Mantua

Mantua, England,1740 (made) Brocaded silk, hand-sewn with spun silk and spun…