Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Infant's dress

American
About 1812


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

88 x 36.5 cm (34 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

52.1332

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery and cotton net and linen tapes

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Very short waisted, square cut flaring neck, dress open down entire length of back, very short sleeves made of embroidered net with pointed edge, tape drawstring in waist line, neck edge, edges of back of skirt, and bottom edge, embroidered with white cotton thread in deep pointed scallops, on each scallop a rosette skirt above scallops a slender serpentine vine bearing round blossoms with eyelet centers; yellowed and many brownish stains.

Provenance

1952, gift of Miss Emma E. Porter to the MFA (September 11, 1952); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emma E. Porter