Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. 1780, Italy (?), plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery.  Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements, with additional spangles adding even more sparkle to the design.

Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. Italy, plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery. Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements, with additional spangles adding even more sparkle to the design.

Rear view Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. 1780, Italy (?), plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery.  Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements, with additional spangles adding even more sparkle to the design.

Rear view Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca.), plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery. Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements, with additional spangles adding even more sparkle to the design.

Side view Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. 1780, Italy (?), plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery.  Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements.

The back of the gown is created as one of those rare surviving sacques the "Robe ala Piemontaise". At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Just Gorgeous

Detail, "Robe ala Piemontaise", mid-18th c.,Textile Museum & Documentation Centre

Sleeve detail embroidered as two separate pieces of a Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. Italy, plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery. Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements.

A rare brocaded silk robe à la Piémontaise, 1770s, the silk woven with delicate foliate stripes, the bodice with tabbed front hem, trimmed in tufted pink, brown, green and gold fly braid, with padded, ruched bands to the front skirt openings, pleated drape falling desending over the fourreau back and culminating in polonaised skirt drapes, two silk covered buttons to the rear waist, bust approx 92cm, 36in

Serious eye candy for a Sunday morning. A rare survivor, a version of a sacque that is disconnected from the body of the gown called a Piemontaise.

Piemontaise

Pale yellow striped silk Watteau-backed dress or "piemontaise", The name "piemontaise" reportedly derives from the Princess of Piedmont, sister of Louis XVI, and dates back to around

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