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Woman's dress

American
1820s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: (fabric) Dacca, Bengal, Bangladesh, India

Dimensions

Overall: 109.2 x 71.8 cm (43 x 28 1/4 in.) Other (skirt): 106.7 cm (42 in.)

Accession Number

99.837

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton, cotton embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White mull dress with high waist and short puffed sleeves, sleeve cuffs embroidered in drawnwork diamond pattern; tuck in skirt above band of embroidered stylized leaves which include stem and chain stitching, drawnwork diamond pattern and scalloped edge finished in buttonhole stitching at bottom

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