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Robe

Department Store:
A. Sulka & Company (French, 1893–2002)
Date:
ca. 1940
Culture:
American
Medium:
cotton
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Albert Ogden in memory of Sheldon Stewart, 1964
Accession Number:
2009.300.353a, b
Not on view
This robe was made by one of the leading makers of men's clothing, A. Sulka & Company, known for its silk. It has a very bold presence because of the densely saturated printing process and the large scale pattern. The subtle difference in the unprinted areas such as the lapels and the belt shows another feature of high refinement, and the thought required for expensively made clothing.
Marking: Label (a): "A. Sulka & Company/512 Fifth Avenue/New York/Paris-Chicago-London"
Monogram (a): "SMS"
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