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Woman's dress and matching cape

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A dress and matching cape of white muslin with white brocaded cotton with all-over design of serpentine stems bearing leaves and five petalled blossoms, printed over with a design of small brown dots and short stemmed rose buds in red and green; (a) bodice fitted and boned, hooked down center...

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Gift to the MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Mixter, Mrs. Samuel J. Mixter, and Mrs. Henry A. Morss, Jr.

American, about 1850

Object Place

United States


CF 48 1/2", CB 51 1/4", Waist 27 1/4", Bust 32” Inner edge of the shoulder cording to waist 12 1/2", Armscye to waist 6 1/2". Cape 16 1/8" with a 4" neck opening.

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, with supplementary weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts