PLAID SILK ROBE a la FRANCAISE, c. 1765. Red, pink and cream taffeta open gown with 3/4 sleeve and U-neck trimmed in self furbelows, back having two double box pleats falling from the neckline flanked by inverted pleats at the waistline. Trained skirt with deep satin hem facing on train, bodice lined in linen, matching petticoat having three front furbelows, upper back panel of linen with waist tie. B-30, W-26 front L-54, back L-64 1/2. (Underarm stains and small holes, linen bodice lining stained, scattered spots and holes, some restoration) good. $1,200-1,500.