Smallest embroidery ever? Regency linen indoor cap
This charming Regency cap has a line of embroidery which is amongst the smallest I have ever seen! Just tiny and adorable. Made of fine linen and of the typical shape of the era 1800-1830. I suspect the earlier years. Not big enough for a lady's head today, it may have been made for a child to wear, but it is always difficult to judge because people were generally so much smaller then. Two flounces of fine lace add a romantic touch around the face. 13" around the face, and 6.5" from centre front to crown top. One set of back ties to adjust.
The cap is in good condition for age but does have underlying discolouration to the good cream colour. Nothing detrimental. Look closely at the photo's and you will see a few tiny, tiny splits to the very lightweight linen crown. You will want it for the embroidery!