White linen cap, circular section at back, front panels joined with twisted insertion stitch, cartridge pleated ruffle around face and neck of lighter-weight linen, pair of ties at chin, written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"
Written in black ink on back: "Caira Robbins/ No. 8"
Worn by donor's great-aunt Caira Robbins (1794-1881); Inherited by Ellen A. Stone; Gift to MFA, 1899
Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone
Woman's night cap
American, first quarter of the 19th century
Place of Manufacture
Massachusetts, United States
Place of Use
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
20 x 12 x 21 cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Plain weave linen, lighter-weight plain weave linen ruffle