Woman's calash or hood

Woman's bonnet

French, worn in America
mid 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall (measured open): 35.6 x 29.2 x 22.9 cm (14 x 11 1/2 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

51.341

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (taffeta), down filling, and silk plain weave ribbon, ribs unknown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s brown padded calash with light blue lining; brown double ruffle around face; light blue taffeta ties; padded curtain at back; ribs possibly made from wood

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb