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Woman's bodice

Cream silk satin bodice with boning, low round neckline, short sleeves, center front waistline comes to a deep pointed "V", back laced closure with white twill tie, piping at neck, shoulders and waist, center panel covered with tulle fragments (originally, an outer later of tulle covered entire...

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Provenance

Inherited by 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

American, 1845–50

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

49.907

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and net (tulle), cotton plain weave (glazed, for lining), baleen boning, cotton twill tape, metal hooks and eyes

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes