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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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Provenance

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

France

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

51.333

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes