Evening sleeveless spencer
sleeveless spencer (bodice) was a popular variegation of the
ball or evening wear. This spencer was, as regards the pattern,
partly inspired by the Empress Josephine bodice, 1805-1814,
Malmaison palace. It is made of silk dupioni and linen lining,
is embroidered with a chenille thread and metal spangles and is
a part of evening outfit, c. 1795.