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1775-1780 polonaise dress printed (1947.1606)

Object Name: polonaise dress

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1775-1780

Accession Number: 1947.1606
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
  • chintz
Support
 
Technique
  • painting
Description

Open robe of cream glazed Indian chintz, painted in India with rows of stylised sprigs then block printed with alternating bands of floral wavy lines in England. There is also some overpainting in colour. Bodice is closed with a pointed waistline and elbow-length sleeves. The skirt is cut in 3 widths, closely pleated onto the bodice, with a slit below the waist on each side. 5 tape ties inside skirt, threaded with blue silk cord with tassel at each end for looping skirt up " à la polonaise". A double layer of muslin ruffles is gathered onto the band and sewn onto the sleeve.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 155 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 70
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 248
Depth: