Cotton and linen cap 1810's
Early Antique White Cotton Embroidered Women's Cap
"Daniel Taylor... and... Elinor Low, [servants to] John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset... It was painted in 1783 by Arnold Almond and is included in John Styles book, The Dress of the People." From the Austenonly blog. Note Elinor Low's cap - silk ribbon and lace - and hairstyle. Fringe of bangs in front and wisps or curls showing under the cap in back. Hair not drawn straight back from the forehead, but down in front of or over the ears. Probably height on top. The shape of the cap...
FolkCostume&Embroidery: August 2011
1750-1800 Cap - Made from while lawn with an inner brim of heavier cotton. There is no lining. It is hand sewn to a high quality. There is a cotton tape drawstring tying round the neck and evidence of a line of stitching alond the middle of the inside - possibly a gathering thread. There is '73' stitched in red cotton inside back neck. (female)