Drawstring bag

American
early 19th century
Worn by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Welles) (American, 1784–1826)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

15.5 x 19 cm (6 1/8 x 7 1/2 in. )

Accession Number

49.994

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, cotton netting and cord

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pale pink drawstring bag covered with green net and edged with pale pink and green looped fringe; pale pink and green cord drawstrings fringed at ends

Inscription

Written in ink on cloth label sewn inside bag: "Bag belonged to Mrs. B. Welles, Boston. Perhaps used at wedding 1815"

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent