White linen with design of tangent concentric circles crossed by a lattice. Pulled in quilting worked in back-stitch, with small figures worked in white linen in spaces between circles. Narrow bobbin lace around neck and sleeves.
Bootees | probably French | 1898 The Metropolitan Museum of Art The exuberant embellishment of these two pairs of infant's booties expresses the style of 1890s, when rich ornament was featured in many areas of the decorative arts. Booties of this type would have been worn for presentation purposes, at a christening or some such important event.