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A luxury fabric, the product of the silkworm, which was woven into many different silk fabrics. It was imported and used in large quantities following the reduction of import tariffs in 1824 and the lifting of the ban on luxury goods imported from France in 1826.

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'London Walking & full Dress', July 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47520

'London Walking & full Dress', July 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published July 1805
NPG D47520

'London Fashionable Full Dress', August 1805, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47527

'London Fashionable Full Dress', August 1805

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published August 1805
NPG D47527

'Opera & Evening full Dresses', August 1806, published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47499

'Opera & Evening full Dresses', August 1806

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
etching, published 1 August 1806
NPG D47499

'London fashionable Dresses', September 1806, published in The Lady's Magazine - NPG D47524

'London fashionable Dresses', September 1806

published in The Lady's Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published September 1806
NPG D47524

Walking dress and Full dress, June 1807, by R. Sands, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47504

Walking dress and Full dress, June 1807

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1807
NPG D47504

Walking dress and Full dress, August 1807, by R. Sands, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47505

Walking dress and Full dress, August 1807

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1807
NPG D47505

London Evening Dress and Morning Riding Dress for September 1808, published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47514

London Evening Dress and Morning Riding Dress for September 1808

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1808
NPG D47514

'London Dresses for April', published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47517

'London Dresses for April'

published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 April 1808
NPG D47517

'London Dresses for August', by R. Sands, published by  Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in  The Lady's Monthly Museum - NPG D47519

'London Dresses for August'

by R. Sands, published by Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, published in The Lady's Monthly Museum
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1808
NPG D47519

'Alcantara Hat & Mantle' (the composition of Mrs. Villars of Lower Gower-street), published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47542

'Alcantara Hat & Mantle' (the composition of Mrs. Villars of Lower Gower-street)

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line-engraving, published 1 April 1809
NPG D47542

'Evening Full Dress' designed by Miss Blacklin, March 1811, published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47549

'Evening Full Dress' designed by Miss Blacklin, March 1811

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 1 March 1811
NPG D47549

'Sombreros', January 1825, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47575

'Sombreros', January 1825

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1825
NPG D47575

'Head Dresses', October 1828, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c - NPG D47620

'Head Dresses', October 1828

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, Manufactures, &c
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 October 1828
NPG D47620

'Costumes Parisiens', number 3182. Wedding dress, June 1834, by Georges Jacques Gatine, after  Louis Marie Lanté, published in  Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47671

'Costumes Parisiens', number 3182. Wedding dress, June 1834

by Georges Jacques Gatine, after Louis Marie Lanté, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 1834
NPG D47671

'Morning Concert Costume', December 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47706

'Morning Concert Costume', December 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published December 1836
NPG D47706

Half-mourning costume, summer 1837, published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47726

Half-mourning costume, summer 1837

published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published circa July 1837
NPG D47726

Dinner dress and walking dress, June 1838, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47735

Dinner dress and walking dress, June 1838

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published June 1838
NPG D47735

Walking or carriage costume, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47755

Walking or carriage costume, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published April 1839
NPG D47755

Carriage or visiting costume, October 1839, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47765

Carriage or visiting costume, October 1839

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published October 1839
NPG D47765

Walking dress, November 1839, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47767

Walking dress, November 1839

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published November 1839
NPG D47767