Modesty

French or American
secon quarter of the 19th century


Object Place: France or United States

Dimensions

28 x 21.8 cm (11 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.971

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery, trimmed with cotton bobbin lace, deflected warps or wefts

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Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Trapezoidal mull modesty with deep hems along three sides, lace trim along top edge, two bands of pin ticks (five rows each) and two bands with double rows of floral embroidery, sections of pin tucks and embroidery have narrow openwork borders

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