Man's cap

French
18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

20 cm (7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.312

Medium or Technique

Embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Crown cut in four pie-shaped pieces, wide turned back brim pointed at sides. Ground: crown, white silk taffeta; brim, yellowish green silk taffeta. Design: in each section of crown realistically drawn floral spray against scroll and lattice work motif; brim, four floral sprays each with scroll and lattice work motif. Worked with silks in pinks, orange, yellowish green, blue, bluish purple, and gold metal thread in satin, stem, knot, cross, and couching stitches. Lined with white silk taffeta.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection