Woman's dress ensemble with waistband sleeves

about 1840

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 23.18 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bodice (a): Silk satin with warp stripes, cotton and linen lining, cotton plain weave ties, baleen boning, and metal hook and eye closure Skirt (b): Silk satin with warp strips, cotton plain weave waistband, buckram lining, and metal hook and eye closure Pair of sleeve (c & d): Silk satin with warp stripes, cotton plain weave lining Waistband (e): Silk satin with warp stripes, metal hooks and eyes

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s pink satin stripe dress of bodice, skirt, extra pair of sleeves, two pieces

Boned bodice (a) with front hook and eye closure and cotton tape ties at sides, scooped neckline with piping, V-shaped pleats at front which are open at top and sewn down at the bottom, narrow center strip with piping at back and pleated piece across sholders, piping around arm openings, short puffed sleeves with pleats sewn down across top, plain weave cotton lining

Full skirt (b) with cartridge pleating at top, white cotton waistband (fabric re-used from other piece of costume), two hook and eye closures at back, stiff buckram lining, single pocket made of glazed white cotton in right seam

Pair of fitted sleeves (c-d) in pink satin stripe with three bows and two hook and eye closures at each wrist, cotton plain weave lining

Waistband (e)


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb