Woman's headdress

Woman's headdress; band of wire covered in reddish-brown cloth tape across top; bunches of artificial flowers and leaves at ends that consist of light pink blossoms and buds (possibly honey suckle), bright pink elongated blossoms and buds (possibly fuscia), elongated green and brown gauzy leaves and rounder leaves in the same material, shiny reddish-brown and light green berries


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

Woman's headdress

  • French, worn in America, mid-19th century
Place of Use
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Manufacture
Overall (across top): 66.99 cm (26 3/8 in.) Overall: 27.94 x 27.94 x 6.99 cm (11 x 11 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton plain weave embossed, silk plain weave, wire wrapped in cloth and silk thread and paper
Accession Number
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