Pair of women's undersleeves

American
1820s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 63.8 x 17.6 cm (25 1/8 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.49a-b

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton, cotton embroidery, and linen-covered buttons

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s undersleeve with buttoning wristbands and a scalloped cuff or flounce; wrist bands embroidered in foliate pattern with hem and overcast edge stitching and stuffed embroidery; flounce embroidered with drawn work lozenges and stuffed embroidery, scalloped edge finished in button hole or looped stitching (sleeve would have puffed up at wrist when worn).

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