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Infant's dress

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Infant's dress with casing and drawstring around neck and shoulders to opening at back; two additional rows of double casings and with braided linen drawstrings at back; short sleeves cut on the bias with four pin tucks each, embroidered drawnwork inserts (probably Indian) with tiny bud motifs...

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Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American, early 19th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 76 x 58cm (29 15/16 x 22 13/16in.) Center front: 67.31 cm (26 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.1214

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (cambric) with cotton embroidery with deflected warps and wefts (drawnwork), linen braided drawstring

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes