1778 Gallerie des Modes et Costumes Français. 14e. Cahier des Costumes Français, 8e Suite d'Habillemens à la mode en 1778. O.82 'Robe de Cour moyen panier art by Pierre Thomas LeClerc (Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Massachusetts USA)

The lack of back panels or sack and the sharp vee waistline suggest this French court dress, is a robe à l'anglaise with extensive lace and fur decoration. The over-skirt is draped like a mantua.

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