Woman's headdress

possibly French, worn in America
mid-19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall (across top): 42.55 cm (16 3/4 in.) Overall: 24.13 x 26.67 x 2.54 cm (9 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

52.1232

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, silk satin, silk net, cotton plain weave with wire, brass safety pins, steel straight pins

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s headdress with wire wrapped in black satin ribbon across top and bent into loops at ends with mesh sewn inside loops; second wire across top; both wires wrapped with black velvet ribbon lined with black mesh; large red and black plaid velvet ribbon bows at sides with smaller black velvet bows

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb