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"This garment represents an 18th-century style of jacket known as a Brunswick. A shortened version of the formal sack-back dress, the Brunswick became popular in the 1760s for travelling and informal dress. Although this example has a hood, the very fine watered silk suggests it was intended for casual day wear rather than the rigours of 18th-century travel. Some variations have wrist-length sleeves, and buttons at the elbow of this jacket indicate that it might once have had removable…

Brunswick jacket, made in France, “ A shortened version of the formal sack-back dress, the Brunswick became popular in the for travelling and informal dress. Although this example has a hood, the very fine watered silk.

Woman's Petticoat China for the Western market, circa 1785 Costumes; principal attire (lower body) Silk satin with silk embroidery Center back length: 41 in. (104.14 cm) Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne (M.2007.211.708)

"Woman’s Jacket (caraco) Europe, circa altered circa 1780 Costumes; principal attire (upper body) Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning a) Jacket center back length: 19 in.