Woman's cap

early 19th century

Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


23.5 x 22 cm (9 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.) measured flat on side for storage

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White woman’s cap with circular insert at back and drawstring along base; white cutwork blossom motifs throughout in buttonhole stitching and french knots; leaf and floral motifs along front edge in stem and raised satin stiching and cutwork and buttonhole stitching; cutwork four-lobed leaf encircled by floral motifs in back circular panel with buttonhole and raised stain stitching


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout