Woman's collar

Top or bottom section of a double pellerine or bertha

American
about 1835


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

30.5 x 62 cm (12 x 24 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.963

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery and silk netting

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s mull collar that was once a double pellerine or bertha, embroidered border of alternating leaf and geometric motifs with seed stitch along edge, original saw-toothed border with buttonhole stitching turned under, net ruffle added later

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