Pair of women's mitts

American
late 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: possibly England

Dimensions

Overall: 38.5 x 11.4 cm (15 3/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.30a-b

Medium or Technique

Leather, linen embroidery, kid lining

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown suede mitt; white floral motif embroidery on top of hand with three bands of cross stitching, cross stitching around thumb; flap lined in white kid with white kid edging around top of palm.

Provenance

Worn by Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by her great-granddaughter Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone