Woman's chemisette

American
second quarter of the 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 33.3 x 45.3cm (13 1/8 x 17 13/16in.)

Accession Number

49.966

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery, lace, and tape

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White mull chemisette embroidered at neckline in floral and leaf pattern, two sets of side ties. Indian embroidery and applique.

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