This very fabulous Regency spencer comes by way of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website. I’ve been wanting to find an early Regency spencer with a bit of something special and this fills the bill. Not only is the amount of detail both intriguing and impressive, but the photos clearly show the fabric is not of a plain weave. For me, that makes it all the more interesting.
Spencer, 1804-1814, probably British. Silk. Accession number: C.I.46.83.3.