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Woman's cap

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Woman's morning cap with gathered sections of mull at crown between welted bands with eyelet embroidery in a floral pattern and openwork borders; plain opaque fabric used for chin pendants, around face, and back of neck; sheer mull edge ruffle embroidered with dash motifs and hem stitching on...

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Provenance

Probably worn by Mehetable Sumner Welles (1784-1826) of Boston; Inherited by her granddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

Woman's morning cap

American, about 1820–25

Place of Manufacture

(fabric) probably India

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 23 cm (12 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.951

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave (mull and cambric) with cotton embroidery and diverted warps or wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes