Woman's cap

American
1820s


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

26 x 25 cm (10 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)measured flat on side for storage

Accession Number

99.846

Medium or Technique

Linen gauze with cotton chian stitch embroidery probably worked with tambour needle

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White gauze (or leno weave) cap with white embroidered vines, leaves, and dots in chain stitch, drawstring around face

Provenance

Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone