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Embroidered cambric skirt

American
mid-19th century
Worn by Georgiana Welles (Sargent) (American, 1818–1879)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 106.7 cm (42 in.)

Accession Number

49.893

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (cambric); cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cambric skirt with three rows of white floral embroidery extend down from waistband and above scalloped hem; written in ink inside waistband: “G Welles”

Inscription

Written in ink inside waistband: "G Welles"

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent