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Headdress and matching bouquet (headdress)

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Woman's headdress with wire arch and stems wrapped in silk threads or floss with strands of artificial pearls mounted across top; strands of graduated pearls hang off wire and silk stems with elongated pearls at ends


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

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

French, worn in America, mid-19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture



Overall (length across top): 59.06 cm (23 1/4 in.) Overall: 27.94 x 18.42 x 4.45 cm (11 x 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Artificial pearls, wire, silk threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts