A lady's dress cap

A lady's dress cap with black lace foundation trimmed elaborately with pleated purple satin ribbon, white machine made lace, narrow purple velvet ribbon loops and purple velvet petals, white silk ribbon ties; belonged to Mrs. Anna Russel Rawson; came in a small band box, presumably the original, labelled, "Richmond's N.Y. Ladies Dress Caps".

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harold C. Chapin

A lady's dress cap

  • American, About 1855
USA
Dimensions
Overall: 40.5cm (15 15/16in.) Other (Oval box dimensions): 11.4 x 26.7 x 21 cm (4 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; lace, satin, ribbon, velvet
Classification
Costumes
Accession Number
51.2802
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