Woman's night cap
first quarter of the 19th century
Place of Manufacture, Massachusetts, United States, , Place of Use, Lexington
20 x 12 x 21 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Plain weave linen, lighter-weight plain weave linen ruffle
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White linen cap, circular section at back, front panels joined with twisted insertion stitch, cartridge pleated ruffle around face and neck of lighter-weight linen, pair of ties at chin, written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"
Written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"
Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899
Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone