Ensemble, wool, silk, American

Ensemble

Date:
1876
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Antoinette Dwight, 1936
Accession Number:
2009.300.652a–d
Not on view
The complete four-piece ensemble, seen here, is rare for children's clothing. This piece is a good representation of high style childrenswear from the 1870s. The whimsical detail in combination of red and blue ribbon trim on the coat, defines the coat as a separate piece of outerwear from the other parts of the ensemble. It is very possible that the bodice and jacket are alternatives bodices for the skirt.