Woman's cap

American
early 19th century


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: (fabric) probably India

Dimensions

Overall: 26.7 x 3.8 cm (10 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.953

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery, deflected warps or wefts, lace instertion stitches

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s embroidered mull cap with a ruffle around crown and chin pendants; embroidered in stylized floral pattern with lace insertion stitches in blossoms; smaller flowers with eyelet blossoms embroidered throughout; deep ruffle gathered around crown with an embroidered line of openwork, leaf motifs, and saw-toothed edge finished in hem stitching; casing inside crown for drawstring (missing)

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent