18th Century Costume
18th Century Taffeta Striped Robe a la Francaise Bodice and Overskirt c. 1775 Museum deaccessioned from the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. This gown is constructed in pink and cream striped taffeta. It has short cuffed sleeves, deep points with ruffled cuffs. The back of skirt is constructed with tiny pleats. The bodice is lined in linen. There are slits on each side of the skirt for the usage of pockets, these slits are reinforced with hand stitching.
A sage-green damask satin open robe, late 1770s. with front closure, elbow-length curved sleeves, the silk woven with large-scale plants; together with a petticoat formed from sequined and embroidered 1780s silk; a poor condition taffeta petticoat, lengths and fragments of 1770s striped silk (qty) Provenance: the late Harry Matthews.
Hand-coloured etching and engraving from a set of twelve fashion plates: 1749, "March", London, "A lady walking to right, her hooped skirts and apron swaying behind her in the wind, holding the ends of her frilled cape together at her breast, her left hand steadying her bonnet," "Inscription Content: Lettered below the image with the title in English and French; etched in the image 'March'"
Robe à l'Anglaise, c. 1740-1750, re-constructed 1770-1780. Cream silk, woven with a regularly repeating design of stylized flowers with the colours set up in advance in the vertical warp threads. The gown was constructed as a robe à la Francaise with a sack-back, unpicked and re-constructed as a robe à l’Anglaise in the 1770s.
Gown of white silk, 1770, Sweden, embroidered with darker and lighter purple silk and silver. Consists of seven parts, skirt (width 284 cm), bodice (2 parts), jacket with watteau pleat in the back, 2 loose sleeves and headpiece. Belonged to "Aunt Ulla" Ulrica Christina Cronstedt (1756 - 1841) on Gärdesta. Sörmlands museum
1770s - 18th century - woman's outfit with mixed print fabrics (jacket in floral, skirt in a different floral, apron in plaid) - From "An album containing 90 fine water color paintings of costumes." Turin : [s.n.] , [ca.1775]. In the collection of the Bunka Fashion College in Japan. Underneath the illustration is handwritten in pencil "Dutch." - Netherlands
Pehr Hilleström, Three Women Telling Fortune in Coffee, 1780s, 80 x 110cm (Stockholms universitets konstsamling, J. A. Berg Collection #158). The paintings of the Swedish artist Pehr Hilleström (1732−1816) give us a unique view directly of ordinary life in the 18th century, of how the bourgeoisie lived in Stockholm: the life and ceremonies of the court, idle young ladies in elegant drawing rooms, servant girls carrying on with their domestic tasks, theatre, peasant culture, foundries and mines