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Woman's headdress

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Woman's headdress with double band of wire wrapped in white silk tape connecting at an angle below the ears and stiffened with white mesh between the wire bands; strand of off-white faux pearls across top at front; long, white net veil embroidered with clusters of four white, small pearls;...

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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 (framework across top): 38.58 cm (15 3/16 in.) Overall: 31.75 x 24.13 x 5.72 cm (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk net, silk mesh, silk plain weave tape, wire, embroidered artificial pearls


Textiles and Fashion Arts