Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid-19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall: 52cm (20 1/2in.)

Accession Number

52.1265

Medium or Technique

Ostrich feathers, silk chenille, silk plain weave with suplementary patterning warps and wefts (ribbon), wire

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s headdress, wire band covered with green brocade ribbon loops; at each end, cascade of white ostrich feathers, each plume tipped with piece of green, pink, white, or yellow chenille

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb