MET Museum 18th Century British Ribbed Ivory Silk Brocade Floral Stripes Robe

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18th Century British Robe in Ivory Ribbed Silk with Polychrome Floral Brocade Posies Stripes
 
Museum deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
This gown is constructed in  ivory ribbed silk with polychrome floral brocade posies stripes.  It has short sleeves with ruffled cuffs.  The back of skirt is constructed with tiny pleats.  The bodice is fully lined.  There are original slits on each side of the skirt for the usage of pockets, these slits are reinforced with hand stitching.
Condition is good with splits in the silk and a few scattered small stains (please see photographs)

 

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