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Woman's dress with belt

American
early 1820s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 128.3 x 85.7 cm (50 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.79a-b

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, silk wrapped around cotton core, plain weave linen (seam reenforcement)

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green silk dress with brown, ivory, and yellow stripes; rounded neck, high waist, and fitted bodice with back hook closure; tucks down front and back of bodice edged in green cord; long gathered sleeves with cord at cuff; three ruffles at hem also edged in cord (99.664.79a). Green silk belt with brown, ivory, and yellow stripes; trimmed with bright green silk cord; plain linen backing; three-hook back closure (99.664.79b).

Provenance

Probably 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