Embroidery fragment from collar

Probably American
About 1830–60


Dimensions

22.5 x 35.9 cm (8 7/8 x 14 1/8 in. )

Accession Number

17.1594

Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fine white muslin on which are embroidered with white cotton and laid-work roses, carnations, forget-me-nots and convolvulors arranged in semicircular groups or scattered like a powder. The curved lower edge is finished with a scallop and a line of drawn-work, above is a border of separate leaves and rosebuds. The other edges are hemmed. 17.1593 and 17.1594 probably cut from the same cape or collar.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates