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Woman's collar and three pieces of trim

American
about 1854


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 129.5 cm (6 x 51 in.)

Accession Number

49.911a-d

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with satin warp stripes, trimmed with silk satin ribbon and lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Collar made from wide, white ribbon with satin stripes folded and stitched, trimmed with strip of narrower white ribbon gathered with green ribbon sewn through center and lace edging; three lengths of matching trimming probably used for a collar and cuffs

Inscription

Written on label sewn to collar: "Fichu worn with flowered poplin 1854/ Mrs. John O. Sargent/ Perhaps also with high neck wast of white moire antique (wedding dress) [49.881]"

Provenance

Probably worn by Georgiana Welles Sargent (b. 1818, m. 1854); Inherited by her daughter 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 1949Inherited 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