Man's cap

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

34.7 cm (13 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.308

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Crown cut in four pie-shaped pieces. Ground: crown, gray blue velvet with stamped floral pattern; brim, red velvet. Design: in each section of crown roughly trefoil shaped ornaments of appliqué red velvet and silk and metal brocade, pendant from appliqué narrow gold ribbon; tape with minute metal rectangular repeat over seams; rosette at top of gold fleur de lis motifs, from center of rosette a gold cord ending in large red silk tassel; on brim silver oak leaves and acorns in high relief appliqué. Lined with red silk taffeta.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection