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Child's dress

about 1880–90

Object Place: United States


79 x 79 cm (31 1/8 x 31 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton piqué with cotton embroidery, and cotton covered button and mother of pearl button

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Child’s dress of white piqué, in one piece with front cut on “princesse” lines, but with skirt separate from top, at sides and in back, skirt plain in front with fullness in back, skirt plain in front with fullness in back gathered into waist band, single pearl button at waist band, bodice buttoned down back with small linen covered buttons, top extends over skirt from side of front panel to back forming a deep square line at center back, high round neck, long sleeves with turned back cuffs, embroidered with heavy white cotton, largely in relief, in design of symmetrical floral arrangement, in center front of bodice and skirt border design on bottom of skirt side and back bottoms of bodice and cuffs of dot framed lozenges below floral sprays.


1949, gift of Marion Jessie (Mrs. Dows) Dunham, Brookline, MA to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 15, 1949)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Dows Dunham