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Pair of women's stockings

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White stocking with embroidered stylized flower clock, brown "CR" embroidered on welt (or folded-over top edge), darning on toe.

Inscription

"CR" embroidered in brown silk

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

English, worn in America, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

England

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 64.8 x 13 cm (25 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.40a-b

Medium or Technique

Frame-knitted silk, silk embroidery (or chevening)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes