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Antique Victorian Gentleman's Smoking Cap Velvet Embroidery 1860 Museum Quality from Trinity Antiques at rubylane.com

men's smoking cap, worn with smoking jacket and slippers inside the Victorian gentleman's home

1700-1750 British At-home cap at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles - When wearing a banyan at home, an 18th century gentleman would wear a cap such as this one instead of a wig, in keeping with the more casual appearance that the banyan was meant to propagate.

Man’s Nightcap, first half of the century, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Colorful, elaborately embroidered nightcaps were popular at-home wear for men in the century, good for keeping the head warm during chilly evenings.