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Woman's bonnet

Woman's calash

American
last quarter of the 18th century


Place of Manufacture, England or United States, , Place of Use, Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6 x 28.9 cm (14 x 11 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

99.664.77

Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, cane ribs, cardboard back, plain and satin weave silk ribbon ties

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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

Provenance

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