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Infant's cap

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Infant's embroidered linen cap. Back of bobbin lace insertion, narrow bands of drawnwork in front of cap, each flanked by 3 rows of dots, between openwork bands openwork decorative leaves; design embroidered with white linen thread in buttonhole, satin, stem dot and openwork stitches.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry K. Metcalf

American, late 18th–early 19th century

Object Place

United States


17 x 15 cm (6 11/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with linen net inserts and silk embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts