Headdress of silver tinsel

German (Württemberg or Bavaria)
19th century

Object Place: Germany

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Medium or Technique

Tinsel, satin, ribbon; quilted

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Minute crown with quilted lining and flaps, terminating in semicircular ornamented plaque supported by wire; tied under chin with broad black ribbon; broad and long, black figured satin ribbon streamers pendent at back.


Delia Spencer (Mrs. Marshall) Field (b. 1854 - d. 1937), Paris and Washington, DC; by inheritance to her niece, Catherine Spencer Eddy (Mrs. Albert J.) Beveridge (b. 1881 - d. 1970), Beverly Farms, MA; 1951, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 13, 1951)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge in memory of Delia Spencer Field