Woman's bonnet

Green silk calash or bonnet with cane ribs, horseshoe-shaped caul, double flounce with corded edges around face, bavolet or neck curtain with corded edges, bow at back, green ribbon ties at chin


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

Woman's bonnet

  • Woman's calash
  • American, last quarter of the 18th century
Place of Use
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Manufacture
England or United States
Overall: 35.6 x 28.9 cm (14 x 11 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Plain weave silk, cane ribs, cardboard back, plain and satin weave silk ribbon ties
Accession Number
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