Woman's dress

about 1830; altered about 1893

Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Center front: 127.64 cm (50 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning warps and wefts, linen plain weave, silk satin, silk twill, metal hook and eye closure

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s dress in cream-colored silk with pink and blue stripes and geometric and floral motifs; fitted bodice with back hook and eye closure, rounded neckline with blue piping, wide collar crosses in front and flares and splits over shoulders with blue satin piping, elbow-length puffed sleeves with ruffled cuffs with blue satin piping; cream-colored waistband in silk twill; straight skirt with fullness at back; according to original description “said to have been worn by a member of the Revere family; several stains. Dress altered for fancy dress about 1893.”


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb