Deaccessioned June 26, 2014

Infant's dress

American (New England)
19th century

Object Place: New England, USA


91 x 67 cm (35 13/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with tucks, cotton embroidered insertion, and linen net and lace trims


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s dress, skirt believed to have been made in 1832 by the donor’s grandmother, Mrs. Lester R. Van Renselaer Keyes, the waist remodeled by her mother, Mrs. John Howard Livingston, 1868. white cotton, waist gathered, short sleeves, long skirt, with 2 bands of narrow tucks and 2 bands of insertion, one embroidered mull, one embroidered net, band of embriodered mull around bottom of skirt, waistband and sleeves of embroidered cotton in leaf and dot design, bobbin lace around neck and edges of sleeves, waistband faced with blue cotton; embroidered with white linen thread in satin eyelet, buttonhole and stem stitches.


1942, gift of Miss Katharine Keyes B. Livingston to the MFA (Accession date: September 11, 1942); June 25, 2014, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Augusta Auctions, Bellows Falls, VT.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katharine Keyes B. Livingston