Pink Chiffon and Pistachio Ribbed Silk Redingote
French, early 20th century
Referencing 16th century costume, the trained underdress of flesh poie de soie with full foundation with stays, the front overlaid with tightly gathered apple blossom pink silk chiffon with harem hem and forms a deep hemline treatment at back, the wide square neckline and empire waistline trimmed with creme velvet ribbon densely embroidered in metallic silver threads, copper seed beads, faux peridot and pink floss, the elbow length puff sleeves of chine silk satin with polychrome flowers and a pink ground, the slightly shorter redincote starting from neckline and pleated center back, edged in machine reproduction 18th century Burano lace, size 2/4, labeled: Mme. Lodaux/3 Rue de Richelieu/Paris.
Good condition, sleeves with tears.
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