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Woman's bonnet

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Beige silk bonnet, fabric shirred over narrowly spaced ribs, round caul, small curtain at back trimmed with silk ribbon and straw and horsehair trim


Worn by a member of the Robbins family; inherited by Ellen A. Stone; gift to MFA, 1899

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, about 1850

Place of Use

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 29.8 x 22.2 x 17.1 cm (11 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Plain weave silk, cane ribs, straw and horsehair trim


Textiles and Fashion Arts