Galerie des Modes, 2e Cahier de Grandes Robes d'Etiquette, 4e Figure

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 Ordinary Robe de Cour with a négligé Hat.

To the Marquise de Torre Monsanal:

"1785, 8 March. - Summer gown. - 10 ells of dark blue taffeta spangled with silver and precious stones at 120 l. ... 12 sous

"2 ells of crêpe spotted with gold spangles and sequins at ... 130 livres

"Said gown trimmed with drapery, edged with  silver fringe, a silver garland and poppy sequins, embroidered with precious stones, a gerbe* of golden wheat and sequined flowers, a scarf of silver-spangled crêpe edged with fringe, the manchettes edged with fringe, the petticoat trimmed with a volant of spangled crêpe, a ribbon of silver lamé edged with tasseled fringe, a garland of green spangles embroidered with precious stones and a bow in reed leaves embroidered with green sequins edged with flat silver fringe. ... 1,200 -

"A gown edging in pretty blonde lace ... ( )

"A parure of 3 bows in green-spangled and jeweled ribbon edged with blonde lace ... ( )

"The matching stomacher en barrière ... 30 -

"A pair of manchettes in a beautiful blonde lace, extraordinary height ... 144 -

"A chérusque** in a very beautiful blonde lace matching the manchettes ... 120 -

"A pouf with a barrière in precious stones, 4 beautiful plumes and branches of golden wheat and beautiful blonde lace ... 300 -

"A chemise of gauze and blonde lace ... 44 -

"A necklace of ruched white tulle ... 18 -

"A bouquet of pomegranate ... 58 -

"A corset of boned taffeta ... 72 -

"A hoop of white taffeta for the gown ... 96 -"

Dossiers Bertin (Doucet Library)

*a bundle of flowers, smaller than a bouquet, usually attached to the dress - the term is also used in the 1830s and 1840s

** a lace collarette, named for the Cherusci, a Germanic tribe. I've found some information that the standing lace collar that was part of Napoleonic court dress was called by this name, but I'm not sure that it has the same definition prior to that, as a standing collar was previously called a medicis.