early 19th century
Object Place: USA
17.5 x 18.5 cm (6 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton mull with cotton chain-stitch embroidery
Not On View
A child’s cap of white mull embroidered with white cotton thread in chain stitch with a very few details in drawn work, rather large round cap crown with symmetrical stylized small-scale floral arrangement, front edge as repeat of slightly curving slender stem bearing minute blossoms and leaves alternating with rosettes and drawn work and half roundels, area between forehead band and cap crown filled with diagonal lines of minute leaves separated by meander motive.
Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates