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Robe à l'Anglaise, c.1747, altered 1770s | British | The Met. Believed to have been worn as a wedding dress in 1747, this gown displays the exquisite patterning of English dress silks of the period. Sumptuous textiles such as this one signified wealth and were admired for the brilliant effects of light reflecting off their surfaces. Although altered in the 1770s, the dress remains a superb example of the lasting appeal of the era’s fine silks.

Date: ca. 1747 Culture: British Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Friends of the Costume Institute Gifts, 2014 Accession Number: b

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Dress, ca. 1735  British  Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground

Rococo Period - Metropolitan Museum of Art - Dress, ca. 1735 British Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964

Woman's gown, Anna Maria Garthwaite, 1775-1785.

This gown and petticoat have a RI provenance. Brocaded silk gown from Spitalfields England. Textile is and the gown was probably remade around The petticoat is probably from around

Wedding Dress of Cream Silk, 1785

century Worn by the mother of William Hazledine, Shrewsbury Ironmaster. Cream silk via Shrewsbury Museums Service.

Robe à l'Anglaise Date: 1770–75 Culture: British Medium: silk, metal www.metmuseum.org/

Robe à l'Anglaise Date: Culture: British Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, A.

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