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Woman's chemisette

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White embroidered chemisette; abstract leaf design with trailing vine and cutwork leaves and circles in stem, satin, and buttonhole stitching; collar with deep points and scalloped edge finished in buttonhole stitching

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 1850s

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 45.7 x 43.2 cm (18 x 17 in.) Other (center front): 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

99.852

Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton, cotton embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes