Woman's chemisette

American
early 1850s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 45.7 x 43.2 cm (18 x 17 in.) Other (center front): 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

99.852

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton, cotton embroidery

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White embroidered chemisette; abstract leaf design with trailing vine and cutwork leaves and circles in stem, satin, and buttonhole stitching; collar with deep points and scalloped edge finished in buttonhole stitching

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone