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Woman's cap, whitework and lace

1760-1810
Origin: France
H. 6 1/4 '; W. 12"
Cotton, linen, silk
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1952-126
Woman's cap constructed from white cotton embroidered with white linen in a floral design against a square mesh drawn-work ground. Stitches include buttonhole and chain.Trimming around face of handmade linen bobbin lace edging 1 1/2 inches wide. Adjustment drawstring run through a self-fabric casing at back. Cap is lined with peach-colored silk.

Construction History:

1. 1760-1810: Initial Construction
2. December 22, 1953: Cleaning, repairing, restoring by Ernest LoNano for Margaret Hunter Shop.
Provenance:Ex. Coll. Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen, #269.