Woman's dress

about 1889
Designed by Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–1896), For House of Pingat (French, 1860-1896)

Object Place: Paris, France


Center back (bodice): 47 cm (18 1/2 in.) Length (skirt): 137.2 cm (54 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin damask, silk plain weave (chiffon), silk appliquéd lace, glass beads

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Bodice made of black silk satin damask with circular design, ruched silk chiffon sleeves with lace cuffs, lace collar, appliqued lace center insert, and trimmed with glass beads. Label: “E. Pingat 30 Rue Louis le Grand 30 Paris” Skirt made of black silk satin damask with circular design; center front panel embellished with glass beads.


Worn by Elizabeth Livermore Hubbard Blake (donor's great grandmother); inherited from Ruth Blake Oliver (donor's mother) by Ruth Oliver Jolliffe, September 1, 2001; gift to the MFA, March 26, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Ruth Oliver Jolliffe