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Woman's embroidered mull cap

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Full crown gathered into forehead band, narrow forehead band ending in short lappets, embroidered with white linen thread in design of minute floral sprays with dot like leaves on stems all curved in the same direction. In ink on crown: (now almost rotted out) 1835.

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Gift of Mrs. Grosvenor Calkins

American, First quarter 19th century

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22 x 20 cm (8 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.) measured flat on side for storage

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Medium or Technique

Cotton mull with cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts