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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


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave cotton, cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts