There are indications that the dress was remade from an earlier costume (late 18th century). The implicit luxury of the chiné silk and the small repeat in the neo-classical taste allowed the textile’s persistence into new dress forms.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Costume in the Age of Ingres," September 9, 1999–November 21, 1999.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.