LOT 83 WHITE COTTON MUSLIN DRESS with EMBROIDERED SPRIGS, c. 1800 - whitakerauction
Tambour-embroidered with polychrome pansies and tiny sprigs, fall-open bodice having short sleeve with four narrow tucks, a wider tuck down the center front crosses another tuck above the ruffled hem, center back having ties around to front, shoulder backing stamped with large "RD" and numbers visible through muslin. DLM tag. B-34, L-56. (Scattered period mends and small holes, snaps added to fall front, holes in undersleeve, upper back skirt has two repairs) very good. 2280
Japon van donkergroene met groen changeant tafzijde met verhoogde taille
Japon van donkergroene met groen changeant tafzijde met verhoogde taille, rokzoom verdikt als 'rouleau'
Regency era peach silk gown from First Lady Dolley Madison collection. This one is the reproduction of the original which is too frail for display. Greensboro NC museum.
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Costume Vaudois - In the Age of Napoléon
It is going to be a long post, dear Readers, and as usual, I don't come straight to the point, but take a more winded lane to show you the landscape of my background thoughts, before we come to the final destination - the dress from the 1800s. In Switzerland we have a rather fixed opinion on how a national costume should look like, how it's made, and who's wearing what. Most of these regulations date from the last 60 decades, usually adapted by close knitted group of people. More information…