Infant's cap

American
mid-18th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

15 x 14 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.949

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery and deflected warps and wefts (drawnwork)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap with shaped forehead piece embroidered with floral sprigs and border; line of cross stitching next to this piece’s seam; gathered at back with above drawnwork panel with diamond pattern

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