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Woman's scarf

Black net scarf or shawl with scalloped edges and gold and silver floral embroidery; arrangements of large, silver, bell flower sprigs at ends with gold and silver leafy vines and silver dots (coiled silver chains inserted into net ground); gold and silver leaf and vine motifs along edges;...

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Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

Woman's shawl

possibly French, worn in America, second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly France

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Medium or Technique

Silk net embroidered with metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts