A LADY'S OPEN ROBE AND PETTICOAT OF WHITE LINEN | 1770-1780S | Costume, Textiles & Fans Auction | women's, Textiles & Costume | Christie's

A LADY'S OPEN ROBE AND PETTICOAT OF WHITE LINEN | 1770-1780S | Costume, Textiles & Fans Auction | women's, Textiles & Costume | Christie's

Woman's gown, brown ribbed silk  1760-1780. Would Jane Austen's mother, Cassandra, have worn a similar gown?

Woman's gown, brown ribbed silk 1760-1780. Would Jane Austen's mother, Cassandra, have worn a similar gown?

Robe and petticoat, Scotland, Great Britain (possibly, made), France (woven), 1774-1775 (made), 1880-1890 (altered), This is a very rare example of a velvet used in 18th century women's dress. This particular combination of the chiné technique with a silk pile is unusual. It was a difficult technique and only produced in a few places in France.

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Robe and petticoat, Scotland, Great Britain (possibly, made), France (woven), 1774-1775 (made), 1880-1890 (altered), This is a very rare example of a velvet used in 18th century women's dress. This particular combination of the chiné technique with a silk pile is unusual. It was a difficult technique and only produced in a few places in France.

c. 1770 Caraco. Friesland. And a quilted petticoat! #Friesland

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