Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall (across top): 59.53 cm (23 7/16 in.) Overall: 23.5 x 23.5 x 5.4 cm (9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.362

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embossed, wire wrapped in cloth and paper, steel pin

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s headdress, wire wrapped in brown cloth and paper across top to create an artificial stem for clusters of white artificial flowers with glazed green leaves embossed in vein pattern and shiny red-orange pear-shaped fruit, pin stuck through two leaves onto stem

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb