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Dress in two parts (dress and petticoat)

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Remodeled 1763. Silk: England (Spitalfields), design about 1740. Dark green silk with polychrome brocaded design of flowers, leaves, branches and fruit. Mid-18th century linen bobbin lace stitched inside sleeve flounces and around neck. Open robe à l'anglaise and matching petticoat with deep...

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1740, worn by Mary Waters, Salem, MA at her marriage to Anthony Sigourney of Boston, MA; 1763, worn by their daughter, also named Mary Waters, for her marriage to James Butler; by 1892, by inheritance to Miss Helen. L. Campbell; June 6, 1892, lent by Miss Campbell to the MFA; 1990, accessioned by MFA (October 24, 1990).

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Helen L. Campbell

Dress, American (Boston, MA); fabric English, about 1735, restyled 1763

Object Place

MA, United States


136.52 cm (53 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk; brocaded plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts