Woman's Dress and Petticoat (Robe à la française), Unknown, Spain; Textile: France, circa 1775, Costumes, Silk plain weave (taffeta) with silk supplementary warp and weft patterning, silk chenille and linen lace.
A rare portrait miniature ring by the leading 18th century miniature painter, John Smart [circa 1741 -1811]. Smart is renowned for his delicacy of execution and exquisite colouring and examples of his work are in museums across the world. This portrait is of Philadelphia Austen [1730 -1792], elder sister of the Reverend George Austen and aunt of Jane Austen
A French 18th-century dress à la Polonaise, with patterns that come from a costume at the Kyoto Costume Institute and an etching by Antoine-Jean Ducios. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
A gentleman's brocaded silk banyan, circa 1760. A gentleman's brocaded silk banyan, circa 1760. of pale peach silk brocaded with ivory and pale green ribbon garlands and blossom, double-breasted with silk cord covered buttons, wide curved sleeves with broad cuffs, short stand collar, pocket slits and two internal linen patch pockets, lined in green taffeta, chest 102cm, 40in
Detail front, robe à l'anglaise and petticoat, France, ca. 1770-1780. Changeable silk taffeta of pale pink and sage green, scalloped and pleated basque flounces, linen lining. Hooped celadon green silk satin quilted petticoat.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bloom: Fashion's Spring Gardens," March 30, 1995–August 20, 1995.The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Our New Clothes: Acquisitions of the 1990s," April 6, 1999–August 22, 1999