Mantuas

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The first two dresses have the complex puffed virago sleeves that are a 1600s legacy while the right dress was tight sleeves. The middle dress has a bertha and two separate lace cuffs on the virago sleeves. The left dress has lavish decoration, especially the bodice. The mantua of the left and center dresses is a draped over-skirt while the over-bodice and over-skirt of the right dress appear to be one garment. The left garment is dated to 1695.

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