Modesty

American
mid-19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 14.8 x 15.2 cm (5 13/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

49.969

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton bobbin lace

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White mull modesty trimmed with two rows of bobbin lace

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

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