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Woman's pajama set

about 1930

Object Place: United States


Center back (jacket): 73.7 cm (29 in.) Length (pants): 110.5 cm (43 1/2 in.) Length x width (sash): 4.4 x 96.5 cm (1 3/4 x 38 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed silk satin and silk plain weave (crepe de chine)

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Chinese-style jacket of peach silk satin printed with floral design to resemble a damask fabric; collarless with two frog closures at center front, wide long sleeves and cuffs lined with light green/blue (“seafoam”) silk crepe de chine; matching “seafoam” green sash. Labeled “Lord & Taylor New York.” Wide-legged “seafoam” green pajama pants with side snap closure.


Purchased from Lord & Taylor, New York, by Edward Murphy for Margaret Rose McCarthy, about 1930; Gift to Julia A. McCarthy, early 1980s; Gift to the MFA, November 17, 2004

Credit Line

Gift of Julia A. McCarthy in memory of Margaret Rose McCarthy (1905-2003)