Man's cap

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.309

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Crown cut in two pieces; turned back brim with small darts at top forming four peaks. Ground: green velvet. Design: on each side of crown symmetrical flower arrangement; at front and back of crown small symmetrical conventional foliate motif; on brim symmetrical arrangement of floral and foliate motifs. Worked with several varieties of gold thread in knot and couching stitches. Tassel at top of knots of metal threads. Crown lined with green silk; brim lined with pink silk.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection