Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid 19th century

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


Other (across top): 36.51 cm (14 3/8 in.) Overall: 31.75 x 20.32 x 3.18 cm (12 1/2 x 8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk satin ribbon; cotton plain weave between wire wrapped in cotton thread

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headdress; wide band of striped ribbon in two shades of pink tightly pleated across top and sewn to two wires covered in white cotton threads and tape; bows with streamers at each side


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb