Seven dress loopers

American
late 1860s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 1.3 cm (3 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2002.216.1-7

Medium or Technique

Pressed horn and metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Brown molded horn links with metal hook on each end; with box. Labeled on box: “Mme. Demorest’s Benoiton Dress Loopers. Patented May 29th, 1866. The loopers are drawn on a crease of the dress, at any distance apart or height desirable: when possible attach them to the seams. Every Lady is delighted with their beauty, utility and convenience.”

Inscription

Mme. Demorest's Benoiton Dress Loopers. Patented May 29th, 1866. The loopers are drawn on a crease of the dress, at any distance apart or height desirable: when possible attach them to the seams. Every Lady is delighted with their beauty, utility and convenience. (Text on box)

Provenance

Inherited from her sister, Evelyn Jane Colemen, by Elizabeth Ann Coleman; Gift to the MFA, June 26, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman