Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid-19th century

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


Overall (across top): 66.99 cm (26 3/8 in.) Overall: 27.94 x 27.94 x 6.99 cm (11 x 11 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embossed, silk plain weave, wire wrapped in cloth and silk thread and paper

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headdress; band of wire covered in reddish-brown cloth tape across top; bunches of artificial flowers and leaves at ends that consist of light pink blossoms and buds (possibly honey suckle), bright pink elongated blossoms and buds (possibly fuscia), elongated green and brown gauzy leaves and rounder leaves in the same material, shiny reddish-brown and light green berries


Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb