Polonaise Gown, c. 1780 Polonaise gown, hand-painted and hand-sewn reproduction of an extant ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art . Silk calash, hand-sewn reproduction of an extant item in the collection of Pottsgrove Manor. Left, reproduction gown with calash, right, original gown back view. Exotic goods from the East were always highly desirable in fashionable European society, whether home furnishings of rare woods, ladies’ ivory fans, or textiles for expensive garments.
Lot 355 : A shot mauve/grey silk robe a la polonaise late 1770s. A shot mauve/grey silk robe a la polonaise late 1770s. with boned, low pointed back panels, internal skirt loops, the sleeves applied with 1770s double tiered embroidered muslin engageants; together with a modern stomacher and a good panel of 1770s mauve and green striped silk, 200 by 220cm (3) Provenance: the late Harry Matthews.