1915 Edwardian Silk & Lace Boudoir Cap with Butterfly Embroidery
Slip on this lacy beauty and you'll never want to leave your boudoir again! Originally advertised as ideal "for the smart bedroom woman," boudoir caps were essential to hide undressed hair and to keep a lady looking presentable during breakfast or morning tea with her beau.
This cap is completely handmade in gorgeous lilac silk and trimmed with the softest lace trim. The crown of the cap is embroidered with a lovely purple butterfly. Two smaller embroidered butterflies adorn the sides of the back drape.
Cap has elastic in the band, which appears to be newer and may have been replaced or added at a later time. Elastic is in great, wearable condition. Lace measures 4 inches long. While the lace looks unusually long on the mannequin, when worn by a lady with a larger hairstyle, the lace would sit above the brow.
While 1920s boudoir caps are quite common, these earlier toppers are more of a rarity.
Size: 21"-22" (has stretch)
Condition: Very Good
The silk and lace are in wonderful condition. No rips, shreds or flaws. There is one small stain on the crown of the cap. Stain measures 1/2" by 1/4". Priced accordingly.