Infant's cap

American
mid-18th century


Object Place: USA

Dimensions

17 x 15.6 cm (6 11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

53.281

Medium or Technique

Linen with silk embroidery and linen lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Infant’s fine white linen cap, in center back of crown a small roundel of English bobbin lace into which fullness of cap is gathered, below lace roundel and above it and running through upper forehead band two widths of narrow English bobbin lace, lower forehead band plain, both forehead bands and lower edge of cap finished with Binche lace edgeing, seams hemstitched and trimmed with minute herringbone stitch worked with fine linen thread.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates