Man's Nightcap

Man's Nightcap

late 1500s

Silk, silver thread, plaited braiding, linen; embroidery: chain and buttonhole stitches

Overall: 16.9 x 18 x 18 cm (6 5/8 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1950.352

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This luxurious man’s nightcap is densely
embroidered with rich scrolling vines bearing
stylized flowers and leaves. The crown is cut in
quarters but is still in one piece; the seams are
concealed with plaited braid work. The turned-up brim is decorated with silver bobbin lace edging
and spangles, or polished metal discs.

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