Woman's headdress

French, worn in America
mid 19th century


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

Dimensions

Overall (across top): 21.43 cm (8 7/16 in.) Overall: 33.02 x 17.78 x 1.27 cm (13 x 7 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

51.377

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet ribbon, silk net, wire wrapped in silk thread, steel pin

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s headdress; black wire across top with short loops of black velvet ribbon in front of a roll of ribbon with long velvet streamers at back; small piece of black net sewn beneath wire; black threads at top, middle, and bottom of streamers (perhaps originally had some type of ornaments sewn to streamers)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb