A rare Paul Poiret orientalist embroidered satin dress, ’Robe Madone’, circa 1921, no 3190, of loose tunic-shape the front panel with ethnic inspired embroidery in gold and silver, orange floss silks, small blue seed beads to the low neckline and cuffs, slight gathers to each hip, bust 100cm
Wear and repairs to gathers at side hips and waist, wear side closure, scuffing to satin of left sleeve and slight wear to cuff opening, beads are largely intact but section missing on top curve of skirt. This would probably have had an under-dress to provide an insert at the decollete and extra length.
Slights indentations to satin on front bodice.
Faint mark on the plain lower section of front bodice where a stain was cleaned and hook closures are rusted making them difficult to use.
Slight separation of seam at armhole (minor) "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."