Infant's bonnet

French or Italian
early 18th century

Object Place: France or Italy


11 cm (4 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and silver-metallic yarns embroidered, trimmed with silver metallic bobbin lace

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Polychrome silk and silver yarns embroidered on red silk ground, trimmed with silver lace. Vegetative design: baskets with pears on sides; top: cartouches framing fruit, scene of Tobias and angel, and bird at base. Lined with polychrome silk; pink silk ties.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman