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Woman's Dress (Robe à l’anglaise)

Artist/maker unknown, American

Made in United States, North and Central America

Silk: c. 1772-1773; Dress: c. 1783

Silk satin and tobine (cannelé) stripes brocaded with colored silks

Center back length: 55 1/2 inches (141 cm) Waist: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Catherine E. Dallett Smith and Mrs. Judith J. Dallet Budd, 1933

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This 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.