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Woman's headdress and matching bouquet

French, worn in America
mid-19th century

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


Headdress: 82cm (32 5/16in.); corsage: 35cm (13 3/4in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk gauze, glass, silver leaf, tinsel, paper, and wire

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Headdress and bouquet with brown silk-covered wire band, covered with light blue and silver artificial flowers and fruit


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb