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Woman's hood

American
late 18th century


Place of Manufacture, probably Ipswich, Massachusetts, United States (lace), , probably Massachusetts, United States, Object Place, Lexington

Dimensions

Overall: 83.8 x 106.7cm (33 x 42in.) Other (lace): 4.4cm (1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

99.664.19

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, linen or cotton lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black silk caped hood trimmed with lace; gathered at back with drawstring around face and one surviving ribbon tie; small shaped cape with pointed back. (Lace probably made in Ipswich, Massachusetts.)

Provenance

Worn by Abigail Robbins (1759-1850); Inherited by her great-granddaughter Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone