Night cap


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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.

Night cap, Linen worked with silk and metal threads, spangles; chain, stem, darning, detached buttonhole, and plaited braid stitches, British

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