Woman's cap

Woman's night cap

American
1820s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: probably Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 32 x 19.1 cm (12 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.848

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave trimmed with linen gauze, plain weave linen tape ties

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Lawn night cap, gathered at top, drawstring and casing at base of neck, chin ties, patterned gauze (or leno weave) trim

Provenance

Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone