Regency straw bonnet, 1820s. Rare all-original condition and sold to the Costume Institute.
Silk damask wedding shoes of Elizabeth Rockwood Farnsworth, c. April 28, 1754. Provenance: handwritten note on the sole of one shoe with date of the wedding.
French crewel embroidered linen skirt, c.1790. The extensive written provenance is powerfully resonant with history, including a dramatic Civil War display at a benefit for Union soldiers.
Rare papier mâché doll with original clothing, c.1830 from the Annie Potts family of Farmington, Connecticut.
Neoclassical silk evening dress with metallic trim, c.1805.
Neoclassical gentleman's striped silk coat, c.1805-10.
Romantic-period hand-embroidered silk taffeta dress with large gigot sleeves, c.1830.
Silk faille shoes from a Woodstock, Conn. estate, c.1830-50.
Silk coif, hand-embroidered with polychrome silk and metallic floss, c.1680-1720.
English gentleman's doeskin gauntlet gloves with metallic embroidery, c.1640. From the collection of Mrs. Charlotte Rafery.
Neoclassical hand-embroidered cotton gauze dress with train, c.1805.
Silk damask pelisse worn by Elizabeth Rockwood Farnsworth, c.1820. She married Amos Farnsworth, Jr., who fought at the battle of Bunker Hill.
American gentleman's silk damask dress coat, c.1830. Provenance: handwritten note reads "Suit worn by John Lamson at the Court Ball in Paris c.1830..."
Shaker hooded cape constructed in 18th century manner, c.1830. Provenance: handwritten name of original Shaker owner on tag in hood.
Hand-embroidered silk taffeta pocketbook/card case, c.1780-1800.
French printed cotton, hooded cape with contrasting print lining, c.1780-90.
French caraco-style silk damask jacket, c.1770.
Silk damask boudoir slippers, brocaded with metallic gold and silver, c.1830.
Boy's cotton print banyan from Scotland, worn in America, c.1790. Provenance: note from the heirs read: "The first John Ritchie to live in (the USA) wore this dressing robe..."
Rare early rococo silk damask shoes, c.1730.
Tambour-embroidered kid shoes, c.1790-1805. Purchased from a Groton, Mass. estate.
Child's stuffed leather pudding cap, c.1775.
Silk robe à la Polonaise with matching petticoat, 1770s-1780s.
Satin brocade robe à la française, 1770s.
Silk taffeta stomacher, hand-embroidered with silk polychrome floss, c.1720. Authenticated as being French.
Philadelphia hand-embroidered silk purse, c.1770-90. Provenance: several hand written notes inside "worked by Phebe Lewis..."
Ruffled cotton pelisse, c.1825.
Tambour-embroidered kid/silk shoes with small Italian heels, c.1790.
Gold silk dress with matching Spencer jacket, c.1810. From a Philadelphia estate.
American block print cotton open robe, c.1790.
Neoclassical hand-embroidered whitework shawl, c.1810-20.
Silk damask pelisse, c.1820.