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ITEM #57H
LACE CAP WITH LAPPETS
(19th c.)

: $140 :
Description: A white lace cap that sets on the back of the head with long lappets hanging on each side. A very attractive cap.
The cap measures 21¾ inches long measured from the center of the top to the bottom of the lappets with the cap laying flat. Lappets are 4 inches wide.

Condition: Excellent condition.

ITEM #51H
GIRL'S OR WOMAN'S SUMMER BONNET
(circa 1845)

: SOLD :
Description: A bonnet covered with a thin white cotton of alternating opaque and transparent stripes. This bonnet has condition problems but is charmingly displayable and usable as a study item. As it is slightly smallish, it may have been a girl's bonnet rather than a woman's.

Bonnet: Measures 7½" deep from the front edge of the bonnet to the seam where the crown begins in back. If bonnet is set upright on a flat surface it is 7¾" from the surface to the top edge of the bonnet in the front. The sheer fabric is gathered around the bonnet in small even box–type pleats. There is a row of 5/8" wide white lace around the front edge, around the seam for the crown, plus two rows of this lace passing across the top of the bonnet, being attached only at the bottom edge of the bonnet on each side. This lace helps hold the pleats in place. There is a 2" wide curtain or skirt around the bottom back of the bonnet with a bow at the back.

Lining: Front half of bonnet is lined with the same fabric as on the outside (but not pleated). The back half, except for the actual crown which has no inner lining, is lined in brown paper. Whole bonnet, between the outer fabric layer and the inner lining, is supported with a layer of stiffened buckram. There is a wire support running around the whole outer edge of the bonnet.

Condition: The bonnet is in 'fair' condition, having a number of holes in the thin sheer fabric. Many of these holes are lost in the pleating of the fabric. There is one larger hole in the fabric on the top right side which is about 1" long by ½" wide which I have included in the photographs. The fabric has discolored and aged to a mellow yellow with a red oxide color in many of the high areas on the outer fabric. There is some fraying of the fabric over the wire frame near the bottom of the front edge.

ITEM #5H
HAND–CROCHETED SCARF
(second–half 19th c.)

: $20 :
Description: A black and dark brown scarf/hood of heavy silk thread that measures 58 inches long and is 17 inches deep. Scarf lined in center area with black silk. This is a new replaced lining that someone has put in. Appears that scarf was worn with the point over the forehead.

Condition: good.

ITEM #7H
LADIES SHEER COTTON CAP
(c. 1840–60)

: $75 :
Description: A hand–sewn off–white sheer cotton cap. Designs of flowers and leaves made with very narrow strips of the same fabric as the cap run up the sides, across top, and around the crown of the cap in back. There is piping between crown and front of cap and around bottom edge above ruffle. Cap is edged all around with a 1¼ inch ruffle that has embroidered scalloped edges. Self–fabric ties are 11 inches long.

Condition: very good.

ITEM 8H
LADIES SHEER COTTON CAP
(c. 1840–60)

: $75 :
Description: A hand–sewn white sheer cotton cap with piping around the crown and along the bottom above the ruffle. The scalloped design around the front edge is created with a double layer of fabric edged with two rows of very narrow cotton tape. Two rows of laid cotton tape in a 'squiggley' pattern run across the top of the cap, down the sides and also around the crown in back. A single row of this tape runs around the bottom of the 2¼ inch deep ruffle in the back of cap. The self–fabric ties are 12 inches long.

Condition: There is a small area of tiny pin–holes near the lower edge on one side, and one tie has a couple of larger holes. Otherwise the cap is in very good condition.

ITEM #9H
SHEER COTTON DAY CAP
(mid–19th c.)

: SOLD :
Description: Woman's sheer, cream–colored cotton cap. All hand sewn. Piping between crown and front of cap. Tiny 1/16" flat tape is sewn in a squiggly design in circle around back of crown and across top of head in front. 3 rows of the same tape is sewn all around the front of the cap about ¼" from edge, and along bottom of the 2" long curtain across back. Lace 3/8" wide is around the outside edges all–around. There are 2 sheer cotton ties in back at nape of neck to adjust fit. Ties in front are 14" long.

Condition: Small mend at back of crown and at top of head. One tie has several small splits, otherwise, in very good condition.

ITEM #10H
BOYS WOOL AND LEATHER CAP
(c. 1860–90)

: $225 :
Description: A boys cap made of a checkered blue and white wool with a black leather strap across the front over a black leather visor. The visor is lined underneath with dark green leather, and there is a painted black button on each side of the strap. The 1½ inch wide band which forms the sides of the cap is of brown and black woven threads (horsehair?), almost like braid. Cap has a 7/8 inch wide brown leather sweatband and is lined in black glazed cotton, with a gold stamped makers label in the center of the crown. The makers label is a wide scroll with the script capitol letters CRC, with a star above and an eagle on each side of the star. At bottom is a scroll that says "warrented".

Condition: There is some light damage to the finish in one area of the leather visor, and a tear in the leather sweatband, otherwise this delightful cap is in very good condition.

ITEM #11H
COTTON CAP
(Late 19th or 20th c.)

: $20 :
Description: (Amish?) Hand–sewn, Medium–weight white cotton, or may be linen. Cap is a smaller size—a small woman or an older girl. Measures 8 inches deep at front when folded flat.

Condition: excellent.

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