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Ever wonder just what the inside of a typical London townhouse in an upper-crust neighborhood looked like? Of course there were variations in design, size, styling, and decor. These cutouts and flo…

Dress (image 2) | British | 1818 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1985.27.2

Dress Date: ca. 1818 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CF: 48 in.

Dress (image 2) | British | 1818 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 1981.210.5

1818 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in. cm) Credit Line: Catharine Breyer Van Bomel Foundation Fund, 1981 Accession Number: Dress

Amazing polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels . The border panels still have traces of the frame. The cotton gauze with an amazing transparency, has never been washed and is still rigide. Beautiful embroidery with silk thread and chain stitch, wavygarlands of polychrome creepers. The colors are still bright and in shade of light celadon to dark green, navy blue to sky blue, and light tan to dark brown.

I'm wearing beautifully crafted clothing like this. Amazing polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels

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This blue silk, grosgrain dress was worn as a wedding dress. The skirt and bodice are separate. It has white lace trimming around the edge of the bodice and the cuffs (UK, In the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery and the Exeter City Council.

Embroidered pale yellow silk evening dress with rhinestone decoration (back), by Mme. Besancon de Wagner for House of Drécoll, French, 1910.

Drecoll was a major Parisian house during the early century. This dress reflects an interest in historicism; the empire style and embroidery evoke the neoclassical fashions of the Napoleonic era.

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