Woman's bed jacket

early 20th century

Place of Use: Philadelphia, Pensylvania, United States


Center back: 61 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, wool yarns; glass

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Brown crepe collared bed jacket with 10” slit sleeve openings. Open down center front with small slit pockets. Embellished along the placket, collar (both sides) and lower half, with green yarns in a lattice pattern with two blue glass beads at each cross. Areas of lattice patterning are outlined by a row of blue beads and circular shapes made from wool yarn and glass beads. Interior is lined in blue silk chiffon.


Collection of Ella Spendly McLanahan, PA; 1942, by inheritance to her grandson, Mr. John King McLanahan Stevens, PA; by descent to Stevens' wife, Carol B. Stevens, Hollidaysburg, PA, and Brooks Stevens Stamm, Kenneshaw, GA; gift of Stevens and Stamm to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carol B. Stevens and Brooks Stamm