Bonnet Basket

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1865-1870

GUSN

GUSN-7196

Description

Small, hinged basket used to carry and store a lady's hat. Round woven basket with conforming lid. Natural braided straw bands and black wicker wove together in checked pattern. Decorative black wicker handles.

Details

Descriptive Terms

baskets (containers)
accessories
handbags
caps (headgear)
braiding
reed (grass, material)
straw (plant material)
wickerwork
reed (grass, material)
Bag, Carrying
Purse
Straw
Reed
Braided
Purse

Inscription

"Belonged to Susan Hershey Thayer, mother of Susan H. F. Burr." (Note attached to hat 1988.497.1)

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 (D), 9 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Willie Ousler

Accession Number

1988.497.2

Related Items

Title Hat Accession Number 1988.497.1
Title Bonnet Basket Accession Number 1930.869
Title Bonnet Basket Accession Number 1944.110