Infant's dress

Child's dress

American
mid-19th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Ayrshire, England

Dimensions

Overall: 93 x 90cm (36 5/8 x 35 7/16in.) Other (Center front): 88cm (34 5/8in.) Other (hem): 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

99.838

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton trimmed with linen bobbin lace, plain weave cotton tape drawstring

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White infant’s dress, front of bodice embroidered with cutwork lozenge shape with lace insert surrounded by flowering vines , probably made in Ayrshire, Scotland, neck trimmed with lace, casing with drawstring inside neck, short sleeves trimmed with lawn ruffles, full skirt made of heavier-weight white fabric

Provenance

Worn by donor, Ellen A. Stone (b. 1854); Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone