Four dress loopers

American
late 1860s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 2.9cm (3 x 1 1/8in.)

Accession Number

2002.217.1-4

Medium or Technique

Molded horn and metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Dark brown molded horn dress loopers with portrait bust of a woman on front and metal hooks at each end.

Inscription

Mme. Demorest's Benoiton Dress Loopers. Patented May 29th, 1866. The loopers are drawn on a crease of the dress, at any distance apart or height desirable: when possible attach them to the seams. Every Lady is delighted with their beauty, utility and convenience. (Text on box)

Provenance

Inherited from her sister, Evelyn Jane Coleman, by Elizabeth Ann Coleman; Gift to the MFA, June 26, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman