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Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Woman's bodice

American
1845–50


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Center front: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.) Center back: 34.9 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.907

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and net (tulle), cotton plain weave (glazed, for lining), baleen boning, cotton twill tape, metal hooks and eyes

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Cream silk satin bodice with boning, low round neckline, short sleeves, center front waistline comes to a deep pointed “V”, back laced closure with white twill tie, piping at neck, shoulders and waist, center panel covered with tulle fragments (originally, an outer later of tulle covered entire bodice), glazed lining, white twill casings for boning, waistline tape basted to interior center front, wool fleece padding in bust, hooks and eyes at top and bottom of back opening

Provenance

Given by descent to Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent, New York, NY (b. 1858); 1949, gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent to the MFA (Accession date: September 15, 1949); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

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