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White dotted swiss girl's spencer with front button closure, four covered openwork buttons, full sleeves gathered at sholder, embroidered lace insert at sholder, scalloped trim along collar and cuffs with embroidered eyelet floral design with lace inserts at blossoms, gathered above waistband at...

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Provenance

Inherited by 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

American, early 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Other (sleeve): 25.5cm (10 1/16in.) Center front: 20.3 cm (8 in.) Center back: 20.3 cm (8 in.)

Accession Number

49.891

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, drawnwork with needle lace inserts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes