Pair of women's stockings

English, worn in America
early 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 64.8 x 13 cm (25 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.40a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted silk, silk embroidery (or chevening)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White stocking with embroidered stylized flower clock, brown “CR” embroidered on welt (or folded-over top edge), darning on toe.

Inscription

"CR" embroidered in brown silk

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone