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Wedding cap with point in center front with wire framework covered with ivory tulle, with widely spaced artificial pearl beads on cap itself and long tulle lappets, taffeta ribbons for tying, probably originally white, now cream colored, one mother-of-pearl shell on each side of cap. Worn by...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Marion C. Tripp

American, mid-19th century

Object Place

United States


Overall (without ribbons): 17.5 x 21 x 17 cm (6 7/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk tulle with glass pearls, shells, and silk taffeta ribbon on a wire framework


Textiles and Fashion Arts