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Dress and fragment

White ribbed silk brocaded in blue-green, blues and orange red (from Spitalfields, England, 1725-1730). Symmetrical design of central spray of decorative flowers and leaves flanked by interlacing ribbons. Said to have been worn by Lydia Hutchinson. (1723- ), daughter of Edward Hutchinson.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lois Lilley Howe, Rev. Henry Pomeroy Horton, and Mr. Charles Dabney Horton in memory of Miss Elizabeth Howe Horton and Miss Aimee Alsop Horton

American (Massachusetts), 1700–30

Object Place

Massachusetts, United States

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Medium or Technique

Silk; Compound silk weaving


Textiles and Fashion Arts