Headdress and matching bouquet (headdress)

French, worn in America
mid-19th century


Place of Manufacture: France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall (length across top): 59.06 cm (23 1/4 in.) Overall: 27.94 x 18.42 x 4.45 cm (11 x 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.357a

Medium or Technique

Artificial pearls, wire, silk threads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s headdress with wire arch and stems wrapped in silk threads or floss with strands of artificial pearls mounted across top; strands of graduated pearls hang off wire and silk stems with elongated pearls at ends

Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1951

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb