Infant's cap

American
last quarter of the 18th century


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 16.2 x 15.2 cm (6 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

49.948

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery and linen bobbin lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap with lighter-weight linen or mull ruffle trimmed with bobbin lace; casings and tape ties around face and along bottom edge at back; chin ties missing; side panels embroidered with two rows of off-set dots

Inscription

Written on cloth label sewn inside: "Infant's cap probably 1780-90 Sumner family"

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent