London, South Kensington
1 October 2008
A FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED COURT GOWN
fine white Indian muslin with silver metal embroidery, the robe sack-back with train and scalloped cuffs to the sleeves, matching ruched robings, the cuffs and robings edged in delicate silver thread chain; the matching petticoat of silk to the upper back and tiered at the front bottom; the stomacher to a linen ground and trimmed with wide silver tape
27in. (68.5cm.) waist (3)
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See: 'Fashion: the Collection of the Kyoto Costume Museum,' p138 for a similar Indian muslin worked in silver.
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