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Piece of brocade

A large piece of brocade (made up of scraps) with white ground and large-scale design, brocaded wtih green, red, pink, yellow, and purple silks, of curling leaves, bearing roses and morning glories arranged in alternating colors.


Said to have been the wedding dress of Dr. Briggs' grandmother, Abagail Cushing, wife of Dr. Cushing Otis and daughter of Judge Nathan Cushing.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. L. Cabot Briggs, in memory of his mother, Mary Cabot Briggs

English, First half 18th century

Object Place

Spitalfields, England

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Textiles and Fashion Arts