Modesty

American
late 18th century


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

15.5 x 7 cm (6 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.975

Medium or Technique

Linen with linen bobbin lace and linen tape

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A piece of cloth folded over into a triangular shape, lace trim across top, and tape ties at farthest corners

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