Woman's cap

American
about 1815


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

Dimensions

Overall: 32.4 x 26.7 cm (12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.956

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull) with cotton embroidery, net, bobbin lace, and lace insertion stitches

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s embroidered mull cap with puffed crown and ruffled edge; circular floral pattern embroidered at top of crown with lace insertions in blossoms and eyelets; seven diamond-shaped puffed net inserts around crown; band of eyelets with leaf motifs within overall pattern of V-shaped motifs; lace ruffle at edge

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