Your Weekend Wow!

It’s not often that one has the opportunity to see an antique garment being worn by its owner, so this is special indeed. Not only does the sepia-toned image spring to life, but it also shatters the “they only used dull colors” myth to shreds. The seller described it as an 1879 trained red wool embroidered “at home robe” with Watteau back, and showed it adjacent to a cabinet card photograph of the original owner.

1879 trained red wool embroidered "at home robe" with Watteau back, shown adjacent to a cabinet card photograph of the original owner.

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2 thoughts on “Your Weekend Wow!

  1. It’s definitely one of my favorites. I love the perfect combination of its looking elegant and comfortable at the same time. Easy to imagine taking tea in the parlor with friends or reading a good book by the fire on a chilly evening.

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