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Infant's embroidered dress

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Bodice, sheer white muslin, front embroidered with scrolls and floral figures in satin stitch, seed stitch, and drawn work with white cotton thread, similar embroidery on cap sleeves, narrow scalloped band of embroidery around back of neck, over shoulders, and on each side of front panel.

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Gift of Mrs. Hunnewell

French, mid-19th century

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24 x 43.5 cm (9 7/16 x 17 1/8 in.)

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Cotton muslin with cotton embroidery,and cotton covered buttons and drawstring tie


Textiles and Fashion Arts