Costume and Textiles
Dress (Robe à l’anglaise)Made in United States, North and Central America
Silk: c. 1772-73; Dress: c. 1783
Artist/maker unknown, American
Silk satin and tobine (cannelé) stripes brocaded with colored silks
Currently not on view
1933-62-1a,bGift of Mrs. Catherine E. Dallett Smith and Mrs. Judith J. Dallet Budd, 1933
LabelThis dress is ascribed to the trousseau of Rachel Bolitho (1765-?). Rachel was the daughter of Captain John Bolitho, a shipmaster who had come to America from Cornwall, England, in about 1741. This silk was likely woven by the London Spitalfields firm Batchelor, Ham and Perigal in about 1772-73.