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Muslin gown with whitework embroidery, spencer, and leghorn bonnet. 1814. Image @ Met Museum of Art, NYC

Muslin gown with whitework embroidery, spencer, and leghorn bonnet. 1814. Image @ Met Museum of Art, NYC

Silk dress (Redingote) 1818-20, French - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.

Silk dress (Redingote) 1818-20, French - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.

Dress for Amelia, heroine of Mr. Cavendish I Presume by Julia Quinn. Bath fashion museum, silk gown 1817-1821. http://juliaquinn.com/books/cavendish.php#excerpt

Dress for Amelia, heroine of Mr. Cavendish I Presume by Julia Quinn. Bath fashion museum, silk gown 1817-1821. http://juliaquinn.com/books/cavendish.php#excerpt

Embroidered Cotton Dress, ca.1805, Münchner Stadtmuseum

Embroidered Cotton Dress, ca.1805, Münchner Stadtmuseum

CREWEL EMBROIDERED DRESS, French, ca. 1805, This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) who married Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. One of the oldest noble families of Provence, the Pontèves-Bargème resided in the Château d’Ansouis from the twelfth century onward.

CREWEL EMBROIDERED DRESS, French, ca. 1805, This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) who married Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. One of the oldest noble families of Provence, the Pontèves-Bargème resided in the Château d’Ansouis from the twelfth century onward.

Crewel Embroidered Dress French, ca. 1805. This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) whomarried Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Inv. 997.22.1)

Crewel Embroidered Dress French, ca. 1805. This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) whomarried Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Inv. 997.22.1)

Dress owned by Charlotte Perkins, 1805-1810. Connecticut Historical Society.

Dress owned by Charlotte Perkins, 1805-1810. Connecticut Historical Society.

Annette, from "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion" exhibition. Dress. Cotton percale, cotton muslin, cording, France or England 1814-15.

Annette, from "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion" exhibition. Dress. Cotton percale, cotton muslin, cording, France or England 1814-15.

1804-05 French Evening Dress - V&A

1804-05 French Evening Dress - V&A

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Day Dress ---bias trim at hem

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Day Dress ---bias trim at hem