Woman's cap

American
1820s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

21 x 22.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.) measured flat on side for storage

Accession Number

99.847

Medium or Technique

Knotted linen

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Net cap made of two thicknesses of thread knotted into concentric rings of various patterned meshes, heavier thread strung through edge

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