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Bonnet

Description

Cream horsehair, braided; trimmings include: ivory taffeta ribbon brocaded with brown and yellow floral sprays, with artificial wax flowers, some are buds and some have feathers; white silk ribbon ties with stripes and scalloped edge; brim lined with lace; crown lined with net; wire band at edge of brim.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1847
Inscriptions
Handwritten paper notes pinned to lining (see file): 1) ""Bonnet - 1820-30 / once the property of Mrs. William Brown / whose husband owned and was / proprietor of the Eagle House / Haverhill Mass.-------/"". 2) ""Note - lining of bonnet was taken out / by someone who borrowed it to wear / original lining was a shirred tulle / color of bonnet / original strings would have been / same as bonnet, these are old / but not the first ones. / H.E.L."".
Material
artificial
brocading
feather (material)
flower (plant material)
horsehair
lace (needlework)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
artificial
Artificial Flowers
BONNET
bonnets (hats)
Brocaded
brocading
Feather
feather (material)
floral patterns
flower (plant material)
Hand Stitched
headgear
horsehair
Horsehair
Lace
lace (needlework)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1988.507
GUSN
42354

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