Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid 19th century

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


Other (across top): 33.97 cm (13 3/8 in.) Overall: 38.1 x 22.23 x 4.45 cm (15 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with satin warp stripe; silk and metal thread plain weave with supplementary weft stripe; wire wrapped silk plain weave and cotton mesh; steel pins

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s headdress; wire base wrapped in black tape at top forming two elongated mesh-covered loops at sides; bows and streamers of wide bright blue ribbon at sides covering mesh loops; loops of narrower gold and blue ribbon also at sides with long streamers


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb