Woman's spencer

American
early 19th century


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 28.6 x 149.9cm (11 1/4 x 59in.) Other (waist): 68.6 cm (27 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.39

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Green silk spencer with ivory silk lining; shirred stand-up collar; shirred sleeve caps, cuffs, and rosette at back; missing one of two hook closures at waist.

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone