Panniers

Date: ca. 1750

Culture: British

Medium: linen, cane

Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1973

Accession Number: 1973.65.2

Description

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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