1750 - 1770
Lace, Lawn linen
143 mm (Length)
Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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Baby's cap, fine white linen lawn made from three main pieces with finer lawn frills. Very similar in construction to KIL/W/08958 and KIL/W/08962. Back made from 60mm wide band of linen is tightly gathered into a three quarter circular shape at CB, leaving a 20mm wide gap. The gap is filled with lace insertion, probably cut from a piece of Valenciennes lace. Double 'brim' made of two bands of linen, curved at lower edges. Neck and edges trimmed with finely gathered frill of lighterweight linen lawn. Seams embellished with cord, couched to linen and laid in a wavy looped design. All hand-stitched.
May have been worn by Priscilla Williams b.1765.