Woman's Silk Robe

Woman's Silk Robe

c. 1770-80

Silk: satin weave with supplementary weft pattern

Overall: 132.1 x 142.5 cm (52 x 56 1/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2000.77



This rare private, rather than court, surcoat displays flowers of all seasons arranged with elegant simplicity. Included among the 25 symbolic flowers are peonies, plum blossoms, magnolias, and chrysanthemums.

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