Louis XVI Striped Caraco~ 18th c Silk Satin with Rosebuds and Ruffles
Lovely silk satin caraco ...stripes of peaches and cream, and rosebuds. The silk is floppy and shiny, in very good condition considering its age. There were signs of alteration...sleeves had been opened up and inserted with ribbon to widen. This has been removed, and the sleeves reclosed to their original dimension. The sleeves have the distinctive 18th c arm shaping. Furbelows (ruffles) round the neck, graduating from narrow to wider as they drop down the front and curve around the outer flounce of skirted jacket. Lined with hand loomed original linen, sage silk lining the flounced skirt.