Sack, Saque, Robes à la Française

Textile made in France; worn in New York and New Jersey
Textile ca. 1740; gown 1770-1776
Silk, Linen

Jane Sloan LeConte of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, owned this elegant gown, which helped mark her status as a “genteel” woman.

Two of the LeConte children moved to Georgia after the Revolution where they ran Woodmanston plantation and benefitted from the labor of many enslaved people. 

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gift of Carolyn McMillan.