Infant's cap

mid-18th century

Object Place: USA


17.2 x 14.5 cm (6 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen with silk embroidery and linen Binche lace

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Infant’s cap of fine white linen, made all in one piece, except for addition of upper forehead band, in center back a short band of Binche lace, with fullness of crown gathered in semicircle at top of lace and gatheres embroidered into place, band of Binche lace in center of upper forehead band, edges trimmed with narrow Binche lace, seams hemstitched and trimmed with minute herringbone stitch worked with fine white linen thread.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates