4 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A RARE IVORY SILK CREPE DRESS, CIRCA 1810
the fine, transparent gauze embroidered with bands of deep pink roses, seen here worn over Lot 119
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This delicate gown is strikingly similar to an example in the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute. See 'Fashion: A History from the 18th Century to the 20th,' p160.
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