Infant's cap

American
18th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

17.7 x 14.7 cm (6 15/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.458

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk embroidery and linen lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fine white linen gathered into short strip of bobbin lace (Mechlin type) at back. Flounce around face made of two pieces joined in middle by narrow band of bobbin lace (Mechlin type) with a rozetted, stripes, and small geometric ornaments on each side worked in satin-stitch, drawn-work,etc. with white linen thread. Small geometric figuresworked on cap. Cap and flounce edged with bobbin lace (Valenciennes type).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Wendell Taber