Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Infant's dress

American
early 19th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

85 x 53 cm (33 7/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.276

Medium or Technique

Cotton cambric with tucks and linen tapes

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s dress of fine white cambric, dress open down entire length of back, very short waisted, square wide neck, short sleeves slightly gathered into shoulder band, two linen tape drawstrings in casings at waist, bodice, edges of sleeves, and bottom edge of dress trimmed with bands of minute tucks, both edges of back open and bottom edge of dress finished wiht ruffle of self material, narrow band of bobbin lace in center front of bodice; yellowed, many brown stains.

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Oric Bates to the MFA (Accession date: March 12, 1953); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates