PLAID SILK PET-EN-LAIR JACKET, 18th C. Pale blue, green, cream and purple plaid having rounded front neckline squared in the back above Watteau pleats, short sleeve with bands of self ruching, neck and front trimmed with furbelows, inverted side pleats and linen lining.
Very rare pekin silk jacket/bodice in pale green and pink/salmon stripes on ivory silk ground. The bodice front is attached with two hooks. Elegant "polonaise" pleated at the wrists, generous folds "à la Watteau" in the upper back. This jacket is fully lined with unbleached hemp. It is partially trimmed with green silk faille ribbon.
1725-1740 Jacket (Casaquin) and Petticoat. Crewel work on linen. The exotic figures represent the Four Continents amid exuberant flowers, fruits, and birds. Among the architectural elements are small pagodas, which came to symbolize the Far East in the European decorative arts. Via The Met.