Infant's cap

18th century


16 x 14.2 cm (6 5/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen with cotton embroidery and linen needlepoint lace

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



An oval of fine needle point lace, design a flowering plant growing from a pot. In this piece, each stitch is twisted and worked over a thread, not punto avorio. This lace is inserted in a cap of fine linen decorated with drawn-work, laid-work and stiletto-work, the front of which has been cut off. For similar lace see Huish, Marcus G. Samples and Tapestry Embroideries, London, 1900, part 3, figure 32. Hollie, Point lace, 1774.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Linder