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Woman's dress

About 1845

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front (bodice): 24.92 cm (9 13/16 in.) Overall (skirt): 96.52 cm (38 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin patterned with warp floats and supplementary weft, cotton plain weave lining

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s dress of bodice and skirt in light green striped silk satin with cartouches of scrolled geometric motifs and light blue floral sprigs throughout

Bodice (a) boned with front hook and eye closure; extra pieces across bust and shoulders with deep pleats; narrow strip down center front, down top part of center back, and across shoulders; short puffed sleeves; white, blue, and brown plaid lining

Skirt (b) with waistband (added later) with retailer’s label and later hook and eye closure; taken up at waist and deep (6”) hem also later changes


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb