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BROCADE SACK BACK OPEN ROBE, 1765-1775, Shrimp silk, narrow pale ivory stripes brocaded w/ scattered floral baskets & sprigs, elbow length sleeves, self ruched fabric w/ fly fringe edge trims sleeves & dress front opening, multi-color striped silk lining, dull red linen bodice lining w/ 3 CBties, sleeve linings in ivory & navy wide striped linen homespun, 2 side slits in skirt. Augusta Auctions

Brocade Sack Back Open Robe, Augusta Auctions, March 2011 - St. Pauls, Lot 304 - and that's the outside

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Dress and matching petticoat of blue and rose changeable, heavily ribbed silk; English back, with slight train; low cut neck trimmed with contemporary brocaded silk gauze ruffle. Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA.

Linen petenlair or open bodice with compere fronts and sack back, Scottish, 1780–81  © CSG CIC

Detail on SkIrt-Linen petenlair or open bodice with compere fronts and sack back, Scottish, © CSG CIC

Robe a la francaise retrousee ca. 1765-80 From the Philadelphia...

Robe à la française (worn à la Polonaise) with Attached Stomacher: ca. French, silk taffeta woven with shaded stripes, bodice and sleeves lined with linen, cuffs lined with wool flannel, stitched in silk thread. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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