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White net modesty with four lace ruffles

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, mid-19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 15.2 x 17.8 cm (6 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

49.968

Medium or Technique

Cotton net and cotton bobbin lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes