Nightcap, anonymous, c. 1808

Nightcap, anonymous, c. 1808

linen (material), h 24cm × w 52cm × d 21cm. More details

In former times, when houses were unheated, it was customary to wear a nightcap in bed. This one has a knitted, scalloped edge with a repeating pattern of a potted shrub. On the crown, birds with long tail feathers face each other. A small knitted tab on the top of the cap serves as ornamentation.

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