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German (Württemberg or Bavaria)
19th century

Object Place: Germany


44.5 cm (17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Satin

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black satin with all-over design of flowering stems brocaded in bright purple, orange and green; foundation of bodice (open down front) and entire lower part, front and back, of heavy natural-colored linen; heavy padding of cotton fleece under all brocade areas; round drawstring neck; long sleeves, with fullness at shoulders, pleated and trimmed with green cord and buttons; tight lower arm, band of gold tinsel lace across front of bodice.


Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, DC; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1951, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1951)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field