Dress and fragment
Object Place: Massachusetts, United States
41.9 x 18.2 cm (16 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Detail: H: 21 in.; W: 20 in.
Medium or Technique
Silk; Compound silk weaving
Not On View
White ribbed silk brocaded in blue-green, blues and orange red (from Spitalfileds, England, 1725-1730). Symmetrical design of central spray of decorative flowers and leaves flanked by interlacing ribbons. Said to have been worn by Lydia Hutchinson. (1723- ), daughter of Edward Hutchinson, Treasurer of Harvard College. These had been in the Museum since 1887, as the loan of the Misses Howe of Cambridge.
Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe, Rev. Henry Pomeroy Horton, and Mr. Charles Dabney Horton in memory of Miss Elizabeth Howe Horton and Miss Aimee Alsop Horton