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Woman's dress in two parts (dress and cape)

Yellow and white check dress; high waist with tape ties at back and white linen facing, long sleeves with ruffle at cuffs, straight skirt with gores at sides and ruffle at hem, white silk cord remains in casing in one cuff. Yellow and white check small cape with vandyking around front edges and...

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Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, about 1815

Place of Manufacture

probably India or China (textile)

Place of Manufacture

Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall (dress): 127 x 91.4 cm (50 x 36 in.) Other (dress): 115.6 cm (45 1/2 in.) Other (dress, selvage to selvage): 90.8 cm (35 3/4 in.) Other (dress, sleeve ruffle): 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Other (dress, skirt ruffle): 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.) Length x width (cape): 25.4 x 50.8 cm (10 x 20 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk and cotton (yellow silk threads in warp and weft, white cotton threads in warp and weft), plain weave linen tape and facing, silk cord


Textiles and Fashion Arts