Woman's headdress

Woman's wreath

French, worn in America
mid-19th century

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


Overall: 20.32 x 19.05 x 7.62 x 53.98 cm (8 x 7 1/2 x 3 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted cotton plain weave, wire, silk thread, gilt paper

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headdress or wreath of red-orange artificial flower blossoms; wire circle around head wrapped in red-orange silk thread, clusters of flower blossoms in same color on thin silk-wrapped wire stems, three thin strips of gilt paper at the center of each blossom


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb