Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dressing gown

ca. 1875
wool, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. James McF. Baker, 1948
Accession Number:
Not on view
Seen here is a quintessential dressing gown of the period with military-style cuffs, cord belt and paisley pattern. This was a popular style in the mid- to late-Victorian period, for while the popularity of paisley shawls had waned, the pattern lived on in various other permutations. This dressing gown is a particularly nice example because the teal color is carried throughout in the pattern and the cord as well as the lining. Also, the warp print fabric in back adds aesthetic interest.
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