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: 25.4 x 17.78 x 4.45 cm (10 x 7 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.376

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet ribbon, silk plain weave tape, paper, wire

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s headdress; band of wire wrapped in dark olive-green silk tape across top of head with massed loops of dark purple velvet ribbon at ends

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb