Child's cap

early 19th century

Object Place: USA


17.5 x 18.5 cm (6 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton mull with cotton chain-stitch embroidery

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A child’s cap of white mull embroidered with white cotton thread in chain stitch with a very few details in drawn work, rather large round cap crown with symmetrical stylized small-scale floral arrangement, front edge as repeat of slightly curving slender stem bearing minute blossoms and leaves alternating with rosettes and drawn work and half roundels, area between forehead band and cap crown filled with diagonal lines of minute leaves separated by meander motive.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates