Victorian Robe

During the last quarter of  the nineteenth century robes for private dress ranged from the lavishly decorative to the unadorned and practical. Most had front openings with high necklines and long sleeves. This luxurious silk morning Victorian robe from the mid-1870s is the quality that would be worn by an affluent Victorian lady of leisure. This quilted Victorian robe is richly embroidered in colorful silk threads in an exquisitely detailed floral design. During the mid-1870s, robes such as this rare Victorian robe, were made in Japan for the Western market and often found in Liberty  catalogs, a well known department store in Regent Street in central London.

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