Woman's bonnet

French, worn in America
mid 19th century

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


Overall: 26.7 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm (10 1/2 x 12 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin; silk uncut velvet ribbon; silk lace; silk plain weave ribbon and lining, silk net or tulle; wire

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s ivory silk ribbon and lace bonnet; ivory satin foundation; trimmed with rows of ivory (once pale blue) uncut velvet ribbon and cream silk and pale blue lace; front faced with pale blue and brown tulle and artificial blackberries; wide lace ruffle around mid-section; white velvet and satin ribbon bows at back beneath lace ruffle; bow of black lace in right front; white silk ribbon ties; “Mme Floury/ 15. R. D’Antin, PARIS” stamped on lining


Stamped on lining: "Mme Floury/ 15. R. D'Antin, PARIS"


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb