Evening robe

probably French

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An unusual chiselŽ velvet with scrolling floral and raised foliate pattern is composed of cut and uncut loops of silk that evoke late Renaissance meanders. Yet its indisputable historical resonance is also compatible with the emerging Art Nouveau of a like abstraction of the flower within a curvilinear horror vacui.

Evening robe, silk, fur, probably French

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