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Infant's dress

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Infant's christening dress; square neckline with drawstring and narrow embroidered scalloped edge with drawn work circle motifs; lighter-weight muslin used for yolk, shoulders, and sleeve edging embroidered with basket motifs and floral sprigs with drawn work and lace insertions stitches;...

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Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

French, worn in America, mid-19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Origin



95 x 115 cm (37 3/8 x 45 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery, needlepoint lace insertion stitches, and deflected warps and wefts (drawn work) and braided linen tapes


Textiles and Fashion Arts