Woman's hood

French, worn in America
second half of 19th century

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


Overall: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk net and lace, silk satin ribbon, silk twill lining, silk plain weave (artificial flower)

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black lace-covered hood with black silk twill lining; pointed brim at inside top re-enforced with wire; black silk artificial flower at top between two black silk satin bows; narrow black satin ribbon in open casing around face and two along bottom edge functioning as drawstrings at back; bunches of narrow satin ribbon at front corners; deep black lace ruffle with floral pattern and scalloped edge around face and along bottom; long black silk satin ties


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb