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Childs lace cap

Object Number: 
INV.11845
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Linen
Dimensions: 
overall (flat): 5 x 5 1/8 x 1/8 in. ( 12.7 x 13 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Handmade, probably Point Ground, linen bobbin lace bonnet with a net ground and cordonnet floral and sprig design; constructed from three lace strips, the back panel being horseshoe shaped, and the body of the bonnet consisting of two bands of lace extend over head from ear to ear; the edges around both face and at neckline are plain woven and hemmed with running and whip stitches, and encase cotton drawstrings tying and cinching at CB and under chin.
Gallery Label: 
Very little lace-making was done in colonial America, though lace was often imported from England, France, Italy and Flanders and incorporated into handmade clothing.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group