Woman's bed jacket

American
early 20th century


Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States

Dimensions

Center back: 61 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2282

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, wool yarns; glass

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown crepe collared bed jacket with 10” slit sleeve openings. Open down center front with small slit pockets. Embellished along the placket, collar (both sides) and lower half, with green yarns in a lattice pattern with two blue glass beads at each cross. Areas of lattice patterning are outlined by a row of blue beads and circular shapes made from wool yarn and glass beads. Interior is lined in blue silk chiffon.

Provenance

Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm