Woman's hair ornament

Woman's head ornament

American or French
mid-19th century


Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 27.3 x 19.1 x 7 cm (10 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.) Other (fringe): 38.1 cm (15 in.)

Accession Number

49.997

Medium or Technique

Feathers, silk chenille, wire, silk satin ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening hair ornament with pink feathers attached to wire foundation wrapped in pink silk satin ribbon, sides trimmed with pink chenille loops and long fringe

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent