Love the defined double box pleats falling directly from the trim at the top of the back. This sack-back - or robe à la francaise - is typical of gowns worn for formal or full dress occasions between the and
Gown Place of origin: Spitalfields, England (woven) Date: (made) (altered) Artist/Maker: Garthwaite, Anna Maria, born 1690 - died 1763 (textile, designer) Materials and Techniques: Brocaded satin in coloured silks
Overdress Place of origin: Coromandel Coast, India (made) Date: ca. (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Painted and dyed cotton, partly lined with silk Credit Line: Given by Mrs Raphael Nahon Museum number:
LACMA Collections Online Woman’s Robe a la Française, circa 1765 Silk plain weave (faille) with silk and metallic-thread supplementary-weft patterning, and metallic lace, Petticoat center back length: 35 in. Robe center back length: 54 in.