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Pair of women's stockings

English, worn in America
late 18th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 74.3 x 15.2 cm (29 1/4 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.81a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted silk, silk embroidery (chevening)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White stocking with embroidered stylized-leaf clock, darning at heel and toe, black “A” embroidered inside welt (folded-over top edge).

Inscription

"A" embroidered in black silk

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-grandmother Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone