Man's cap

American (Boston, Massachusetts)
18th century

Object Place: Boston, New England, Massachusetts, USA


13" X 22" height X bottom edge circumference

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with silk embroidery, trimmed with silk plain weave tape

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Embroidered man’s cap; linen with blue, green, and yellow silk embroidery with green silk plain weave tape trim. Cone-shape finial at top with green tape trim, long cilindrical shape, peaked band around bottom with green tape trim. Symetrical pattern of large pine flanked by scrolled blue and green leaves in satin stitch and scrolling vine with flowers in satin stitch; scrolling vines in stem stitch with thicker stems in herringbone; tendrils in buttonhole stitch. Flower on reverse filled with link stitch dots; yellow centers of larger flowers in french knots.


Gift of Mary Whiton Hutchinson, 1961.

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Whiton Hutchinson