Infant's dress

American
first half of 19th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

64 x 46 cm (25 3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.2409

Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton needlepoint lace, embroidery, and tatting, linen drawstring

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s embroidered white cotton dress; open full length of back with edges embroidered in fancy scallop formed by minute roundels filled with needlepoint lace stitches; short puffed sleeves; tied with drawstrings from underarms to back of dress; drawstrings in neck; sleeves and skirt border embroidered with white cotton in rosette and small scale leafy spray designs in buttonhole, knot, bullion knot, and needlepoint lace stitches; seams in sleeves joined with tatting.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline Tuck