A silk satin brocade open robe, circa 1740s
Lot 28
A silk satin brocade open robe, circa 1740s
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,259) inc. premium

Lot Details
A silk satin brocade open robe, circa 1740s A silk satin brocade open robe, circa 1740s
A silk satin brocade open robe, circa 1740s
The bold brocade of bright yellow, green and ivory silk, the centre-front fastening bodice with a fourreau back and shaped elbow-length sleeves trimmed with ruched brocade and passemanterie, the skirt open (lacking petticoat), the bodice lined with glazed cotton.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The dress is accompanied by written provenance, including a handwritten note stating 'Lady Frances Clemant's Wedding Dress. Married at Westminster Abbey.'

    Frances Clement was the second daughter of William and Ann Clement of Steep, near Petersfield in Hampshire. She was baptised at Steep Church on March 18th 1723, married Reverend Thomas Smith of Down Ampney in the late 1740s, had four children between February 1750 and December 1757 and was buried on August 13th 1765 at Down Ampney Church.
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