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Cap (headgear)

Cap (headgear)

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton embroidered whitework, lined with linen and cord, and quilted in back stitch

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr E. W. Mynott

  • Museum number:

    T.58-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Embroidered whitework night cap made of white cotton, lined with linen and cord, and quilted in back stitch.
It is close fitting and has a small oval brim.

It is cut in one piece shaped by the seam and small gore at the centre back and darted to a point at the crown where it is trimmed with a small silk covered button.

The quilted design of the body of the cap is due of interlaced curving bands within a diaper. The pattern of the brim differs, consisting of small floral shapes within a close banded ground.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1730 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton embroidered whitework, lined with linen and cord, and quilted in back stitch

Descriptive line

Embroidered whitework night cap, England, ca. 1730

Categories

Men's clothes; Textiles; Nightwear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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