MET Museum White Moire Polychrome Floral Striped Unusual Gown American c.1795

$ 2,690.00

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Unusual Morning Gown in White Moire with Polychrome Floral Stripes, America 1790-1799
 
Rare find!  This gown bridges the styles of the 18th century with the styles of the early 19th century.  The fabric used is quintessential to the earlier style and the silhouette is an excellent representation of the newer styles of the early 19th century.  The skirt is gathered and raised at the waist with a long flowing back of the skirt.  Center front closure with two ties.   It has lace trimmed sleeve cuffs.  
 
Museum deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Condition is very good with staining under the arms, a split at the center back of the skirt and some tearing at the neckline and hemline.

 

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