Dress

American
about 1800


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

2.17 length of skirt (including train).

Accession Number

47.1281

Medium or Technique

Embroidered gauze

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s gown Ground: cream-colored lace muslin (cotton gauze with open-work pattern). Design: flowers, leaves, heads of grain, embroidered down the front and around bottom of skirt, with coarse cream-colored cotton, inlaid, outline, button-hole, and knot stitches. Gown made with short-waist, short sleeves, and train. Belonged to Mrs. Moses Levy (Mary Pearce) of Blatimore, 1762-1850. Upper part remodeled, pink ribbon added.

Provenance

Lent by Mrs. Robert Hale Bancroft, April 15, 1929. Transferred to Mrs. Elizabeth Hope Winsor, November 30, 1938.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alexander Winsor