Comtesse de Kergorlay by Claude-Marie Dubufe (auctioned by Christie's)

From the Christie's site.

The Countess' dress is full, as full as possible without some sort of mechanical support that explains why the cage crinoline was invented. Cages were also much lighter than the layers of petticoats needed to obtain a semblance of fullness.

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