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Woman's spencer

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Green silk spencer with ivory silk lining; shirred stand-up collar; shirred sleeve caps, cuffs, and rosette at back; missing one of two hook closures at waist.

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

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 28.6 x 149.9cm (11 1/4 x 59in.) Other (waist): 68.6 cm (27 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.39

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes