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Four dress loopers

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Dark brown molded horn dress loopers with portrait bust of a woman on front and metal hooks at each end.


Mme. Demorest's Benoiton Dress Loopers. Patented May 29th, 1866. The loopers are drawn on a crease of the dress, at any distance apart or height desirable: when possible attach them to the seams. Every Lady is delighted with their beauty, utility and convenience. (Text on box)


Inherited from her sister, Evelyn Jane Coleman, by Elizabeth Ann Coleman; Gift to the MFA, June 26, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman

American, late 1860s

Object Place

United States


Overall: 7.6 x 2.9cm (3 x 1 1/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Molded horn and metal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment