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Mantua

Embroidered silk mantua (court dress), English, 1755-60 (fabric probably woven in France, 1753-55).

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Typical of Restoration Court dress (1660s), the gown is made in a beautiful blue and gold silk brocade (other colour combinations available) with matching plain blue silks and satins and adornments of silk taffeta ribbon - very popular in the seventeenth century. An element of artistic licence was used with the representative shift sleeves (the undersleeve part), by using a silk rather than lawn or linen, but this seems appropriate to a wedding / court gown.

Ball gown, Worth, 1888. Pale oyster satin edged w/pale lilac-gray velvet. Boned bodice lacing in back, w/swagged fringes of crystal & silvered beads outlining breasts, punctuated by couched silver thread bows. Flower garlands below & on trained, embroidered skirt, lined in matching taffeta w/inner ruffles & Valenciennes lace at back. Blue Ottoman silk cape, A. Lemonnier, Paris, with detachable double-tiered capelet collar, lined in pink silk. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Live Auctioneers

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Love these shoes! Nice for a wedding... then change into matching flats for the reception?

From the wardrobe of Orsolya Dersffy, ca. 1610, Hungary, Italy, cut-pile velvet, raised embroidery of gilt silver thread; embroidered in silk thread