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    Sale 5422

    Fine European Costume & Textiles

    1 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 238

    AN UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING CHINTZ DRESS

    C. 1770-1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING CHINTZ DRESS
    C. 1770-1800
    Indienne printed chintz, probably 1770s remade in the late 1790s, the bodice lined in white linen, the skirts gathered to the raised waist with fullness to the back, long sleeves with self-covered button closure and ruffled cuffs
    28in. (71cm.) bust


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    An interesting example of the value inherent in fabrics in this period; the chintz so typical of the third quarter of the 18th century here remade into a dress very typical of the very late 18th early 19th centuries.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY