1730s Lincoln Mantua (The Collection - Lincoln, Lincolnshire UK)

From The Collection, Lincoln's photostream on flickr.

The dazzling complexity of the fabric, Spitalfields silk, is wonderful. The stomacher section is a twenty first century filler. Synthetic fabrics and twenty first century adhesive hold the partially tattered dress together.

Keywords:  British, square neckline, modesty piece, stomacher, revers, elbow length full sleeves, engageantes, lace, vee waistline, mantua, panniers, under-skirt

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