Infant's cap

American
first quarter 19th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 17.8 x 12.7 cm (7 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

49.950

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s cap with circular back section embroidered with rings of eyelets and leaf motifs around central drawnwork section; top and side panels also embroidered with eyelets and leaf motifs with a wide border in a sprig pattern; casing across front with drawstrings at top; casing along bottom with drawstrings at back; two raw edges at sides where chin pendants probably cut off

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