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Bonnet

About 1855–60


Dimensions

Overall: 76.2cm (30in.)

Accession Number

54.1017

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with machine lace and silk flowers

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Collections

Americas , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A taupe taffeta bonnet trimmed with cording and black lace, white lace ruching around face and under brim with bunches of minute lilies of the valley and purple double violets, narrow black satin ribbon ties at tips of brim, broad taupe taffeta ribbon streamers in center front, at top of brim a rosette of pinked self taffeta.

Provenance

Worn with dress (54.1015) by donor's grandmother, Clarissa Harlowe Lewis (Mrs. Stephen Smith), born 1802, of Chatham, Mass. Gift to the MFA, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice C. Smith