Woman's petticoat

White dimity petticoat, cartridge pleating at waist, waistband was pinned at side above slit, pocket slit at opposite side, selvedges visible at side slits, single deep tuck at bottom with six thinner tucks below to hem.


Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of MIss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's petticoat

  • American, first half of the 19th century
Place of Manufacture
probably Massachusetts, United States
Place of Use
Lexington, Masachusetts, United States
Overall: 89.5 x 120.7 cm (35 1/4 x 47 1/2 in.) Other (waistband): 1.6 x 68.6 cm (5/8 x 27 in.) Other (side slit): 27.9 cm (11 in.) Other (pocket slit): 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.) Other (deep tuck): 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.) Other (small tucks and hem): 1 cm (3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woven cotton stripe of alternating plain weave and twill, plain weave linen waistband
Accession Number
Not on view