Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Panniers

Date:
ca. 1750
Culture:
British
Medium:
linen, cane
Credit Line:
Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.65.2
Not on view
Gowns in the eighteenth century were supported by rounded side hoops of different extension and depth. In this example the wider dress would be narrower in profile. A woman so garbed had to pass through a doorway sideways.
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