Infant's dress

American
mid-19th century


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 101.6 cm (40 in.) Center back: 102.9 cm (40 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.927

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton openwork embroidery and cotton lace backing

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s dress (possibly a Christening gown) with V-front bodice embroidered with floral white work, short sleeves with embroidered bands of whitework ruffles, drawstring tie closures at back, long skirt has embroidered opening down front through which lace backing is visible, scalloped edges with embroidered vines and leaf motifs continue down front and along hem

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