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Ivory cotton net embroidered with white cotton thread in minute design of flowers and grapes, pointed front and back, wider on shoulders, deep pointed scallops on edges. Believed to have been worn by Mrs. Theodore Sedgwick of Stockbridge.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth G. Norton

American, second quarter of 19th century

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

39.7 x 75.1 cm (15 5/8 x 29 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1053

Medium or Technique

Cotton net with cotton embroidery and cotton binding tape

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes