Modesty

American
mid-19th century


Object Place: Massachusetts or New York, United States

Dimensions

21.1 x 31.9 cm (8 5/16 x 12 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.972

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (cambric) with cotton embroidery, deflected warps and wefts

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular modesty, saw toothed scalloped top edge above five wavy rows of eyelet embroidery, central band of openwork daisy motifs with openwork borders, bands of pin tucks (six rows each) on either side of daisy openwork band

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