Infant's bonnet

French
late 18th century


Dimensions

23 cm (9 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.23 around the face

Accession Number

26.173

Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The small scale design of interlacing ribbons and flowers belongs to the type called “droguet”. Woven with reddish orange and black silk and thin strips of gilt. Edged with gilt bobbin lace. Part of a christening set bought by the donor with 26.172 a and b in the Engadine about 1890.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Helen K. Appleton