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Woman's cap

Woman's night cap

first quarter of the 19th century


Dimensions

20 x 12 x 21 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.31

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen, lighter-weight plain weave linen ruffle

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Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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"

Inscription

Written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone