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Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid 19th century

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


Overall: 51.44 cm (20 1/4 in.) Overall: 41.91 x 22.86 x 1.91 cm (16 1/2 x 9 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave; silk velvet; cotton mesh; wire and cotton thread wrapped in silkthread

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headdress with braided pink and black ribbons covering a circle of brown an black wire with black mesh visible on reverse; bows and streamers of wide pink taffeta ribbon with scalloped edges and narrow black velvet ribbon with zigzag edges


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb