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Woman's spencer

Woman's sheer cotton, high-waisted spencer with long sleeves, embroidered with small sprig motifs, casing for drawstring at waist and cuffs, rounded double-ruff collar; ruffles at shoulders, waist, collar, and cuffs embroidered with eyelets and floral motifs; bright red ribbon at waist and cuffs...

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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, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

49.890

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery; silk twill ribbon

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes