Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid-19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall (framework across top): 38.58 cm (15 3/16 in.) Overall: 31.75 x 24.13 x 5.72 cm (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.355

Medium or Technique

Silk net, silk mesh, silk plain weave tape, wire, embroidered artificial pearls

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s headdress with double band of wire wrapped in white silk tape connecting at an angle below the ears and stiffened with white mesh between the wire bands; strand of off-white faux pearls across top at front; long, white net veil embroidered with clusters of four white, small pearls; off-white and white pearl fringe

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb