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Boudoir cap
(c. 1910)

Medium
silk, cotton lace, silk ribbon
Measurements
79.5 cm (outer circumference) 10.0 cm (height) 26.5 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
none
Accession Number
D459-1974
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Cap is constructed of bands of cream silk, alternating with section of cream insertion lace with floral design. The cap would have been drawn in at the base of crown with ribbon drawstring (most of this is damaged and lost). The cap is finished with a ruffled band of two sections of insertion lace joined together, with triangular tabs on either side, and decorated beneath the ruffle edge by two rosettes in narrow cream ribbon with horseshoe design.