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Woman's spencer

American
early 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 29.5 x 149.2 cm (11 5/8 x 58 3/4 in.) Other (collar): 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.85

Medium or Technique

Block printed cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Printed cotton spencer, brown and red trailing-vine pattern with light green stripe on ecru ground; flounce around collar continues down front, double casing at waist, sleeves open at wrists; three blue threads in selvedges of fabric, 28 inches width (indicating made in England between 1774 and 1811 for export).

Provenance

Worn by member of Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone