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Infant's cap

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Infant's sheer white linen cap. Band of bobbin lace insertion running from center front to center back, minute floral spray embroidered with white linen thread in oriental, chain and drawnwork stitches; on each side, sheer white linen ruffle on face and neck edges.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry K. Metcalf

American, late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place

United States


16.1 x 16 cm (6 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with cotton embroidery and linen bobbin lace insertion


Textiles and Fashion Arts