Button rope

American
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 2032 mm (80 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1770

Medium or Technique

Buttons; waxed linen (?) string

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Collection of buttons strung on a heavy waxed linen (?) string, grouped according to colors and size, mostly consisting of brass and black buttons. Some buttons have fallen off and were found loose in box.

Provenance

By inheritance within the family to Martha Bancroft, West Newton, MA; 2011, gift of Bancroft to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Martha Hatch Bancroft