Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Child's dress

American
early 19th century


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 52.1 cm (20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.935

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s dress, front drawstring closure at neck, gathers on front of bodice, two covered buttons at back, short puffed sleeves with bands of eyelet embroidery running lengthwise and around edges, high plain waistband, three rows of pin tucks along bottom of skirt

Provenance

Given by descent to Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent, New York, NY (b. 1858); 1949, gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent to the MFA (Accession date: September 15, 1949); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent