A woman's bodice made from green silk, lined with linen, and trimmed with silver bobbin lace and silver alloy spangles. It is heavily boned with whale bone. It has a low wide neckline and full short sleeves finished with a cuff. It has tabs at the waist with longer oval shaped tab at the centre front. It fastens with lacing at the back. The silk is Italian, probably from the first quarter of the Seventeenth century.

Back view of a woman's bodice; Trimmed with silver bobbin lace and silver alloy spangles

Two piece gown.  Cloth of gold. Circa 1665 Collection of Museum of Costume, Bath

Two piece gown, circa 1665 at the Collection of Museum of Costume, Bath Made of silk, lace and silver metal thread

Ladies' bodice, 1660-1665, Claydon House, Janet Arnold.

This picture is from page 96 of Jane Ashelford's _The Art of Dress_, but there is a much bigger photo (in black-and-white) in plate 11 of Norah Waugh's _The Cut of Women's Clothes_. It is from the Verney collection, Claydon House, Bucks.

Anna Caffarelli Minuttiba        1675        Jacob Ferdinand Voet Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.  Who was this beautiful lady?

Anna Caffarelli Minuttiba 1675 Jacob Ferdinand Voet Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Who was this beautiful lady?

Follower of Jacob Ferdinand Voet Portrait of Maria Mancini, bust-length, in a brown embroidered dress with lace trim and pink bows, 73 x 61 cm

Jacob Ferdinand Voet - Portrait of Maria Mancini, Bust-length, in a Brown Embroidered Dress with Lace Trim and Pink Bows, cm

Madame de Montespan,c. 1670 Pierre Mignard

Circle of Pierre Mignard I , Portrait of the Françoise Anthénais de Rochechouart de Mortemart, marquise de Montespan half-length, as Diana, wearing a feathered head-dress and holding a bow in her left hand

Portrait of Grace Wilbraham (1655-1740), later countess of Dysart | John Michael Wright (c.1673/77)

Title: Portrait of Grace Wilbraham Artist: John Michael Wright 1617 – 1694 Copyright: © Bridgeman Art Library / © The Trustees of the Weston Park Foundation, UK

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