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Child's dress

English
About 1788–90


Dimensions

82 cm (32 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .82 from the shoulder to the bottom of the garment.

Accession Number

13.587

Medium or Technique

Cotton and brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White damask, the design of conventional, symmetrical bunches of flowers, is brought out in places with violet, yellowish-red and bright green. A triangular piece of embroidered muslin is sewed to the front. This is probably later as the machine made net “a jours” could not have been made until about 1810. The neck has been rebound.

Provenance

Worn by the first child of Enoch and Sarah (Hill) Huse, who were married in 1783. See letter of donor in notes on 13.586a-f & 13.587.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Annie Jewett