1630 Mary, Lady Offley, full-length, in a white embroidered dress, pink and gold embroidered overcoat, lace ruff and headdress, holding a fan in her right hand by ? (auctioned by Christie's)

From the Christies Web site.

1630 Mary, Lady Offley, full-length, in a white embroidered dress, pink and gold embroidered overcoat, lace ruff and headdress, holding a fan in her right hand by ? (auctioned by Christie's)

The hanging sleeves of Lady Mary's surcote are just vestiges while the under-sleeves have ballooned to massive proportions. This is a farthingale era dress.

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