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Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Infant's dress (not made up)

Textile length

possibly Indian, used in America
early 19th century


Place of Manufacture: possibly India; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 81 x 101 cm (31 7/8 x 39 3/4 in.) Other (selvedge to selvedge): 101 cm (39 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.929

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Length of embroidered white cotton cloth intended for an infant’s dress (but not made up), embroidered diagonal vines across top, band of straight lines across bottom, triangular panel at center with vines at sides

Provenance

Given by descent to Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent, New York, NY (b. 1858); 1949, gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent to the MFA (Accession date: September 15, 1949); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent