Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Infant's dress

American
Early 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

77.5 x 55 cm (30 1/2 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.1330

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, and hemstitched

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s dress of thin white cotton, high waisted with short sleeves and wide square neck, waist and neck drawstrings tied in center back, bodice and sleeves embroidered in diagonal lines of eyelet and drawn work stitches, free standing edging bands for center front panel of skirt and bottom edge of skirt embroidered in small-scale design of pendent stylized carnations, inside scalloped edge; a number of small brownish stains.

Provenance

1954, gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA (Accession date: November 9, 1954); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes