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Woman's pelisse

Green silk pelisse; hook-and-eye closure down center front with decorative self-fabric covered buttons; decorative self-fabric trim along center front and hem; gathers and pleats between two bands of piping at shoulders; gathers at waistband; long full sleeves with pleats at shoulders and...

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Inscription

Written in ink on fabric label: "Worn by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Mrs. Benjamin) Welles (1784-1826) of Boston in Paris 1820-1825."

Provenance

Worn by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Mrs. Benjamin Welles) (1784-1826) of Boston; Inherited by her granddaughter 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

Woman's redingote

American, 1820–25

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

49.879

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave crepe patterned with warp floats, silk plain weave lining, wool fleece filling

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes