3-piece court suit, c. 1790. Black and blue striped cannelé silk, elaborately embroidered in floss silks with stylised blooms, appliquéd with lace and muslin lilies, spangled with large mica sequins, ivory silk lining; waistcoat: ivory silk, embroidered with large aureoles with sequin and purl wire centres; pair of breeches: black silk taffeta.
Petticoat Mantua (Britain) ca. 1735 - 1740 Brocaded silk, hand-sewn with spun silk and spun threads, lined with linen, brown paper lining for cuffs, brass, canvas and pleated silk...can you imagine the hours spent on this????