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Woman's spencer

Printed cotton spencer, brown and red trailing-vine pattern with light green stripe on ecru ground; flounce around collar continues down front, double casing at waist, sleeves open at wrists; three blue threads in selvedges of fabric, 28 inches width (indicating made in England between 1774 and...

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Provenance

Worn by member of Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, early 19th century

Place of Manufacture

probably Massachusetts, United States

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 29.5 x 149.2 cm (11 5/8 x 58 3/4 in.) Other (collar): 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.85

Medium or Technique

Block printed cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes