Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Child's skirt fragment

American
first half of the 19th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 47.6 cm (18 3/4 in.) Center back: 46.7 cm (18 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.937

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Part of a child’s skirt with four tucks and three bands of embroidered leaf motifs along bottom, evidence of a V-opening and gathers along raw edge at top

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