1 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 10,000
AN UNUSUAL AND INTERESTING CHINTZ DRESS
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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