Woman's cap

American
1850s


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

23 x 27 x 20 cm (9 1/16 x 10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.) Hat only

Accession Number

51.344

Medium or Technique

Embroidered linen net, with silk machine net and silk plain weave (taffeta) ribbons patterned with warp floats

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s cap with piece of light purple ribbon at top trimmed with gathered piece of same ribbon; black net base across top front covered with two layers of white net embroidered with circles and floral motifs; purple ribbon bows at front sides; long ribbon ties; single layer of white embroidered net at back over ribbon bow

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb