• Fashion Through the Ages auction at Christies

    Sale 5945

    Fashion Through the Ages

    3 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 5

    A COURT DRESS OF BLACK VELVET

    CIRCA 1810-1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A COURT DRESS OF BLACK VELVET
    CIRCA 1810-1820
    trimmed with silver and gold lace throughout, slightly trained, with high waisted bodice,


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    This dress may have been worn by Sarah Otway-Cave, 3rd Baroness Braye. Her husband, Henry Otway, died in 1815. The colour of the dress suggests that the lady was a widow. The luxuriousness of the velvet and the expense of the silver and gold laces suggest a lady of some considerable style and substance.

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    Provenance

    Stanford Hall, Leicestershire


    Post Lot Text

    See front cover illustration