Open robe, closed bodice, sack back polonaise

Description
This outfit consists of a petticoat or skirt and robe in cream silk brocade with tiny flower details. It is an open robe, which means the front of the gown is open to reveal the petticoat underneath. In the eighteenth century the term petticoat was used to describe a skirt rather than underwear.
Accession Loan No.
54/1963/5/1
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
open robe, closed bodice, sack back polonaise
Simple Name
dress
Full Name
open robe, closed bodice, sack back polonaise
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Date
c 1775
Production Year Low
1775
Production Year High
1785
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
silk (brocade)

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