Woman's fichu

Woman's mourning fichu

English, worn in America
late 18th century
Elizabeth Hyslop (Sumner) (American, 1757–1810)


Object Place: Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: Nottingham, England (net)

Dimensions

Overall: 49.2 x 169 cm (19 3/8 x 66 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1004

Medium or Technique

Silk machine-made point net

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk net fichu; triangular, seam at center back

Provenance

According to family history, worn at the end of the 18th century by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner (1757-1810), wife of Massachusetts Governor Increase Sumner (1746-1799), after his death; Inherited by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner's great-ganddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent