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Cap panel

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet with embroidery in silver thread

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cap panel of black silk velvet, embroidered with silver thread. It was probably enriched with faceted glass which is now missing. The embroidery is raised by being worked over cardboard. A conventional flowering plant encircled by a slender leafy wreath. At back there is a canvas lining.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet with embroidery in silver thread


Length: 4.75 in, Width: 4.625 in

Object history note

Purchased (285 to 306-1903, £3).

Descriptive line

Cap panel, black silk velvet with embroidery in silver thread, Germany, 19th century.

Production Note

Attributed to 18th century when acquired.


Silk (textile); Silver thread


Velvet weave; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Textiles; Hats & headwear; Embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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