White satin petticoat
American (New England)
Object Place: New England, USA
98.5 x 89 cm (38 3/4 x 35 1/16 in.) Approximate overall flat dimensions for storage
Medium or Technique
Silk satin, glazed worsted, and silk plain weave ribbon
Not On View
White satin petticoat lined with glazed cream colored wool, and interlined with wool fleece, quilted in imbricatd trefoil design with deep border design of serpentine ornamental leaves, against diagonal background, fullness pleated into narrow top waistband, petticoat slits on each side wth linen ties for fastening waistband; a number of stains and worn places.
February 23, 1763, said to have been worn by Sarah Tyng Smith (b. 1740 - d. 1827) at her marriage to Richard Codman (b. 1729 - d. 1793), Portland, ME [see note]; by descent within the family to Charles Austin Eager Codman (b. 1868 - d. 1952) and his daughter, Florence Louise Codman (b. 1902 - d. 1992), Philadelphia; 1952, gift of Florence Codman and Charles Austin Eager Codman to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 15, 1952)
NOTE: The petticoat is believed to have been worn with her wedding dress, MFA accession no. 52.558.
Gift of Miss Florence Codman and Dr. Charles Austin Eager Codman