Woman's cap

American
around 1815


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

Dimensions

30 x 25.5 cm (11 13/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.955

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery and deflected warps or wefts (openwork)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s embroidered mull cap with a puffed crown and chin pendants; embroidered in pattern of semicircular rows of eyelets around leafy sprigs with rows of small V-shaped motifs; embroidered circular piece at top of crown with gathered insertions of plain fabric between embroidered bands below; fine drawstring at nape of neck

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