Infant's cap

mid-18th century

Object Place: USA


17 x 15.6 cm (6 11/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen with silk embroidery and linen lace

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s fine white linen cap, in center back of crown a small roundel of English bobbin lace into which fullness of cap is gathered, below lace roundel and above it and running through upper forehead band two widths of narrow English bobbin lace, lower forehead band plain, both forehead bands and lower edge of cap finished with Binche lace edgeing, seams hemstitched and trimmed with minute herringbone stitch worked with fine linen thread.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates