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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.


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts