Infant's dress

first half of 19th century

Object Place: United States


64 x 46 cm (25 3/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton with cotton needlepoint lace, embroidery, and tatting, linen drawstring

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s embroidered white cotton dress; open full length of back with edges embroidered in fancy scallop formed by minute roundels filled with needlepoint lace stitches; short puffed sleeves; tied with drawstrings from underarms to back of dress; drawstrings in neck; sleeves and skirt border embroidered with white cotton in rosette and small scale leafy spray designs in buttonhole, knot, bullion knot, and needlepoint lace stitches; seams in sleeves joined with tatting.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline Tuck