Child's dress

American
first half of the 19th century


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 50.2 cm (19 3/4 in.) Center back: 50.8 cm (20 in.)

Accession Number

49.936

Medium or Technique

Coton plain weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Child’s dress with square neckline with narrow collar with eyelet embroidery and stylized leaf motifs and scalloped edge, short puffed sleeves with embroidered dots at ends, four horizontal bands of pin tucks and three bands of embroidered dots along lower part of skirt, button closure at back of neck

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

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