Length at CB: 64 1/2 in. (163.8 cm)
Gift of W.J. Baer, 1908
Not on view
Indian and Turkish cottons and silks entered Europe in quantity in the First Empire. Empire gowns of newly chaste silhouette often employed circumspect floral motifs. In this instance, stylized exotic flowers are merged with scallop shells in a sign of aesthetic synthesis between the East and classicism.
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