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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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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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Block printed cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts