Pair of women's mitts

Probably English, exported to America
late 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly England

Dimensions

Overall: 41.3 x 10.2 cm (16 1/4 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.18a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted silk lined with silk satin and trimmed with silk cord

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Knitted black mitts with vertical openwork bands; black cord trim at finger and thumb openings, fringe at arm opening; flap lined with black silk satin.

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone