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Object ID Number SAM 1947.32a-h
Object Name Dress
Title Robe a l'Anglaise
Date ca. 1780
Culture American
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Frank Adams
Exhibit Label The robe à l’Anglaise (or closebodied gown) seen here, evolved from the sack back dress that was popular in the early 1700s. The pleats at the back of the fitted bodice are sewn close to the wearer’s back, as opposed to the style of the robe à la francaise, in which the pleats are left open. Consisting of three components (a bodice, matching petticoat, and stomacher), this gown is made of blue silk damask, the edges have been cut with a scalloped dye and left raw.
Medium Silk
Material Silk/Linen
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