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Pair of women's mitts

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Black silk net mitts, three bands of black (now brown) scrolled embroidery with embroidered dots, black ribbing and top and bottom.

Provenance

According to family history, worn at the end of the 18th century by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner (1757-1810), wife of Massachusetts Governor Increase Sumner (1746-1799), after his death; Inherited by Elizabeth Hyslop Sumner's great-ganddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

English, worn in America, late 18th century to early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

Nottingham, England

Object Place

Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 61 x 10.2 cm (24 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1005a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk machine-made point net, silk bobbin net (thumbs), silk embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes