First is a regal pannier court robe of sack-back style with the original petticoat, dating to the 1760's. Both pieces are fashioned from very luxurious silk brocade, in a palette of smooth delicately vivid apple-green with pink and red accents. It's lavishly trimmed in ruched silk with silk thread dress edging. The set is lined, and fastens with front buttons. It showcases an absolute master dressmaker's fine skill, with the voluminous and romantic "sack-back" and attention to detail by elaborately trimming all edges in the fine ruched silk. Such an amount of regal fabric as used in this ensemble, would have reflected extreme wealth and privilege- mostly held by aristocrats.
Second is gentleman's taffeta frock coat and silk waistcoat, for display purposes we found the similar greens to pair beautifully together, regardless of their few years of age difference. The coat is of striped silk taffeta, whilst the waistcoat is of ivory fine silk and features traditional floral embroidery and silk covered buttons. Both pieces are presented in lovely condition.
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