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Woman's cap

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Woman's white cap with black bow; wire structure covered with stiff white tape and mesh, black ribbon sewn across top of wire, raw edges of light-weight white silk flounces gathered and sewn to mesh foundation, scalloped and embroidered finished edges of white silk flounces, black ribbon bows at...

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Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

American, mid-19th century

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 26.67 x 24.13 x 5.08 cm (10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk threads, silk net, and wire


Textiles and Fashion Arts