Woman's hat

French (Nice), worn in America
second half of the 19th century

Object Place: Nice, France; Place of Creation: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 5.5 x 26.7 cm (2 3/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Straw, velvet ribbon and silk plain weave lining

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hat, round with only slight rise in center for crown; natural-colored straw coiled with white cotton thread; bound and trimmed with narrow black velvet ribbon; lined with thin, light pink silk, broad black velvet ribbon bow attached to crown; broad black velvet ribbon bow and streamers, to hang down back, attached to underside of brim.


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb