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Woman's nightgown

Designed by John Norman (American), Retailed by Bonwit Teller and Co. (American, 1898-1990)

Object Place: United States


Center Back (nightgown): 129.5 cm (51 in.) Center Back (slip): 81.3 cm (32 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin and machine made lace

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pale peach silk nightgown with darker peach lace on the bodice and along bottom hem with a pale peach silk half slip with darker peach lace along the hem and metal side zipper. Nightgown labeled: “By/ John Norman/ New York” Labeled: “Bonwit Teller and Co./ Philadelphia” Slip labeled: “By John Norman/ 25/ New York”


Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell