Infant's dress

End of 18th century

Object Place: USA


62 x 60 cm (24 7/16 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton embroidery insertion and drawnwork, and linen ties

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Square cut neck with drawstrings front and back, short flaring sleeves with fullness gathered into shoulder bands, open part way down back with fullness of back gathered by narrow tape drawstring at waist line in back only, front of dress entirely plain, edges of sleeves and bottom of dress trimmed with horizontal narrow bands of drawn work with superimposed embroidery, eyelet embroidery and lines of minute triangles sewn of double thickness of same material as dress, side seams embroidered; tender, front repaired at M.F.A.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward J. Cornelis