Bonnet

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1840-1847

GUSN

GUSN-42354

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

Descriptive Terms

bonnets (hats)
headgear
flower (plant material)
artificial
brocading
feather (material)
stitching
horsehair
lace (needlework)
silk (textile)
taffeta
feather (material)
floral patterns
Hat
Bonnet
Women's clothing
Horsehair
Silk
Taffeta
Artificial Flowers
Lace
Feather
Brocaded
Hand Stitched
Spray
Bonnet

Inscription

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."".

Additional Identification Number

B4532

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 6 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1988.507