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Childs lace cap

Childs lace cap
Title
Childs lace cap
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.
Object Number 
INV.11845
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