Deaccessioned June 26, 2014
Early 19th century
45.2 x 24.1 cm (17 13/16 x 9 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton with cotton and embroidery, steel hook closures
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.
Bequest of Mrs. Virginia H. Salisbury