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Woman's headdress

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Headdress on wire with pendant masses of artificial cherries, strawberries, grapes, plums, blossoms, leaves and coral at each end of wire

Provenance

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

Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 53cm (20 7/8in.)

Accession Number

51.360

Medium or Technique

Wire, silk, gum Arabic, starch, beeswax, pigments, glass, and gelatin

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes