Linen worked with silk and metal threads, spangles; chain, stem, darning, detached buttonhole, and plaited braid stitches
H. 8 x W. 7 3/4 inches (20.3 x 19.7 cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Not on view
Roses, thistles and eglantines, butterflies, birds and caterpillars decorate this skillfully embroidered gentleman’s nightcap. Despite its name, this type of cap would also have functioned as an informal, indoor article of clothing during the daylight hours.
Percival D. Griffiths ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
Artist: Attributed to Thomas How (British, active 1710–33)Date: ca. 1724–36Medium: Walnut and walnut veneer, parcel-gilt, the seat rails of beech; gilded lead mounts on the knees and front rail; verre églomisé panel mounted on the splat; covered in contemporary tent stitch embroidery on canvas needlework not original to the chairAccession: 64.101.936, .937On view in:Not on view