Textile lengths and fragments (group of five)

Piece from a disassembled dress (five pieces)

English, used in America
last quarter of the 18th century


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

Dimensions

Other (49.920e): 104.1 x 49.4 cm (41 x 19 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.920a-e

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and supplementary warp stripes

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Five pieces of pink striped length of silk that was once part of a woman’s dress (b, c, and e are lengths); pink ground with white stripes and bright pink and purple floral sprigs; four bright pink stripes in selvedges; evidence of side seams, pleats, and hems

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent