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Woman's dress with belt

Green silk dress with brown, ivory, and yellow stripes; rounded neck, high waist, and fitted bodice with back hook closure; tucks down front and back of bodice edged in green cord; long gathered sleeves with cord at cuff; three ruffles at hem also edged in cord (99.664.79a). Green silk belt with...

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Provenance

Probably worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 1820s

Place of Manufacture

possibly Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 128.3 x 85.7 cm (50 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.79a-b

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, silk wrapped around cotton core, plain weave linen (seam reenforcement)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes