Headdress and matching bouquet (headdress)

French, worn in America
mid-19th century

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


Overall (length across top): 59.06 cm (23 1/4 in.) Overall: 27.94 x 18.42 x 4.45 cm (11 x 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Artificial pearls, wire, silk threads

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headdress with wire arch and stems wrapped in silk threads or floss with strands of artificial pearls mounted across top; strands of graduated pearls hang off wire and silk stems with elongated pearls at ends


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb