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French 18th Century Interior Robe Volante Dress Louis XV Period
Circa 1740/1760 France Rare Louis XV robe volante (or flying dress) or interior coat between 1740 and 1760. Shaded satin damask with wide stripes adorned with floral garlands in brick, sky-blue, straw-yellow and cream tones. Typical pyramidal cut of flying dresses with two folds in front allowing to close the coat with hooks. Three-quarter two-row pagoda sleeves lined with green taffeta. Watteau folds in the back and two side slits for the pockets. Assorted trimmings in falbalas arranged in river and matching trimmings braids on the front and sleeves. Partially missing lining with cream, green and striped silk elements holding the bustier, inside of the sleeves and the falbalas. Good condition of color and conservation. The rigid body and the green skirt are on sale separately . Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36. Front height 136 cm Back height 148 cm Shoulders 38 cm Collar 29 cm Sleeves 30 cm at the shortest, 52 cm at the longest Chest 89 cm Waist 81 cm Circumference of the skirt 449 cm This silk also called "Damassette de Nîmes" fueled the noble and bourgeois clothing of the South of France in the 18th century. Similar to the silks samples from "Cahiers du Musée du Vieux Nîmes". Stabilization in the front folds where the silk is fragile on 15 cm. The rest is in good condition of color and conservation with a fluid, light and normally resistant silk.
- In the Style Of1740/1760
- Place of OriginFrance
- Condition DetailsVery goog Condition and Color for the age. A few repairs but the 18th century silk is very bright
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- Marked SizeEquivalent french size 34/36 (EU)
- Seller LocationToulon, FR
- Reference NumberLU63337447721
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