Button rope

American
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 1955.8 mm (77 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1771

Medium or Technique

Buttons; string

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Collection of buttons strung on a 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