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Apron of hand-sewn silk gauze, England, ca. of hand-sewn cream silk gauze. With an all over pattern of floral trails on a diamond pattern ground. The border motif is similar with the addition of diaper bands and a scalloped edge.  Silk gauze, hand-sewn.

Mantua, England, 1733-1734 (woven)  1735-1740 (made), Brocaded silk, hand-sewn with spun silk and spun threads, lined with linen, brown paper lining for cuffs, brass, canvas and pleated silk, V

Mantua, England, 1733-1734 (woven) 1735-1740 (made), Brocaded silk, hand-sewn with spun silk and spun threads, lined with linen, brown paper lining for cuffs, brass, canvas and pleated silk, V

ealry regency- the gallery of fashion, 1799 -- this gown reminds me of the block printed linen dress in the Kyoto collection!

ealry regency- the gallery of fashion, 1799 -- this gown reminds me of the block printed linen dress in the Kyoto collection!

Fine Indian mull was cherished in this period where the sheer quality was the most important aspect of everyday dress.  This particular mull gown, with its tambour embroidery, would have been highly valued by its owner

Fine Indian mull was cherished in this period where the sheer quality was the most important aspect of everyday dress. This particular mull gown, with its tambour embroidery, would have been highly valued by its owner

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