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Woman's dress

about 1815

Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably India or China (textile)


Overall (dress): 127 x 91.4 cm (50 x 36 in.) Other (dress): 115.6 cm (45 1/2 in.) Other (dress, selvage to selvage): 90.8 cm (35 3/4 in.) Other (dress, sleeve ruffle): 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Other (dress, skirt ruffle): 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.) Length x width (cape): 25.4 x 50.8 cm (10 x 20 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk and cotton (yellow silk threads in warp and weft, white cotton threads in warp and weft), plain weave linen tape and facing, silk cord

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Yellow and white check dress; high waist with tape ties at back and white linen facing, long sleeves with ruffle at cuffs, straight skirt with gores at sides and ruffle at hem, white silk cord remains in casing in one cuff. Yellow and white check small cape with vandyking around front edges and ruffle around collar and back.


Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone