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V-shaped stomacher of cloth-of-silver possibly woven to shape; some metallic cord for lacing remains at bottom with evidence of full lacing on silk edging and bands at top; cream silk lining; two interior horizontal bones

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

possibly French, worn in America, early 18th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly France

Dimensions

34.6 x 29 cm (13 5/8 x 11 7/16 in. )

Accession Number

49.917

Medium or Technique

Silk compound weave patterned with supplementary wefts wrapped in silver gilt copper; silver and silk braided trim; silk plain weave tape edging; silk plain weave lining; silk and silver wrapped cording; linen plain weave interior lining; metallic eyes (not original)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes