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Woman's cap, needlepoint lace insertions

ca. 1700
Origin: Europe
Overall depth: 15 1/2" Flat: 12" H x 8" D
Cotton, linen
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1956-143
Woman's or child's cap of semi-sheer white plain-woven cotton trimmed with insertions of fine needlepoint lace and smocking in a semi-circle around one of the insertions, forming shaping for the head. Thread remnants suggest that lace was once sewn to the front edge.