Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid 19th century

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


Overall (across top): 59.53 cm (23 7/16 in.) Overall: 23.5 x 23.5 x 5.4 cm (9 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embossed, wire wrapped in cloth and paper, steel pin

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headdress, wire wrapped in brown cloth and paper across top to create an artificial stem for clusters of white artificial flowers with glazed green leaves embossed in vein pattern and shiny red-orange pear-shaped fruit, pin stuck through two leaves onto stem


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb