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Pink silk satin petty coat; quilted in diaper pattern at top with deep border of garlands in ovals with rosettes and narrow diagonal lines across bottom; linen lining stamped near pocket slit with a black "c" over "k" within black circle about 1" in diameter; pocket slits at sides, later white...

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Provenance

Possibly worn by Desiree Thompson Lamb (m. 1744); Inherited by her great-great-granddaughters Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

American, Colonial, mid-18th century

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

267 x 97 cm (105 1/8 x 38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.454

Medium or Technique

Quilted silk satin with linen plain weave lining quilted with silk thread; cotton drawstring, cotton plain weave waist band, silk plain weave pocket (added later)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes