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Woman's scarf

Woman's shawl

possibly French, worn in America
second quarter of the 19th century

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


Overall: 238.8 x 57.8 cm (94 x 22 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk net embroidered with metallic threads

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Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black net scarf or shawl with scalloped edges and gold and silver floral embroidery; arrangements of large, silver, bell flower sprigs at ends with gold and silver leafy vines and silver dots (coiled silver chains inserted into net ground); gold and silver leaf and vine motifs along edges; smaller silver leaf motifs through out


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout