A cap of fine muslin with couched “coronation” or Victorian braid. “A cotton braid, round and graduated from the thickness of coarse cotton to that of a small embroidered leaf in satin-stitch, which indeed it much resembled when worked. Some beautiful articles braided in this material, collars, sleeves, etc. were to be seen in the Exhibition of 1851, but though common enough until that time, it has never since been procurable.” The Lady’s Manual of Fancy-Work by Mrs. Pullan, N.Y. 1859, p. 200
Currently not on view
Object Name
overall: 14 in; 35.56 cm
made at
United States
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Victorian Needlework
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Victorian Needlework
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gft of Mrs. Mary Vaill Long
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