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Embroidered silk dress, 1770/1790

<p>Ottoman silk dress, c.1770/1790.</p>
<p>Photo Quico/CDMT</p>

Ottoman silk dress, c.1770/1790.

Photo Quico/CDMT

A two-piece dress made up of a housecoat and skirt made of ivory-coloured Ottoman silk. On the back it has a piece held to the shoulders by hook-and-eye closures,giving it volume and creating a detachable tail, which can be attached and removed to modify the shape of the piece, as the owner prefers.

All the decorations are embroidered with silk thread and metallic gold thread, with the addition of sequins, pieces of glass and metallic lunettes to create floral motifs, bows and baskets.

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