Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Dress waist

Early 19th century


45.2 x 24.1 cm (17 13/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton and embroidery, steel hook closures


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The body of the dress has low neck, short sleeves and a short waist. In the front are worked with white cotton, laid work and drawn work, sprays of conventional flowers and leaves, mostly leaves. The sleeves are embroidered with a similar design and there are short ruffles in the back. The neck and sleeves are edged with fine points. The belt has a scrolling floral design.


1913, bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury to the MFA (Accession date: September 1, 1913); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury