Man's cap, 18th century. Grey blue velvet with stamped floral pattern; brim, red velvet. In each section of crown roughly trefoil shaped ornaments of appliqué red velvet and silk and metal brocade, pendant from appliqué narrow gold ribbon.
1880 Smoking Cap Although soberly dressed in dark colours when outside the home, middle class men in the 1800s and early 1900s often favoured brightly coloured smoking jackets and caps when relaxing at home in the evening. This smoking cap is typical, with its luxurious materials and design of leaves and four-leaf clovers worked in gold braid.