Woman's Dress ApronEngland, 1750-1785Costumes; AccessoriesCotton plain weave with silk and metallic-thread embroideryCenter front length: 34 1/4 in. (86.995 cm); Width: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne (M.2007.211.131)
Back view, robe à la Francaise, c. 1760, the fabric c. 1750. Chinese lampas silk satin woven with bronze and cream peonies and coiling foliage, the open-robe and petticoat trimmed with furbelows of matching braid trimmed silk, the sleeves with shirred double ruffled `sabot' cuffs.