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Woman's headdress

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Woman's headdress; wire arch wrapped in black silk tape, narrow (1/8") metallic-thread ribbon along bottom with long fringe of blue glass beads and gold coils; fringe continues along one edge of white net; a bunch of blue artificial scillia blossoms at opposite end on stems of wire wrapped in...

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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: 17.78 x 30.48 x 7.62 cm (7 x 12 x 3 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Artificial flowers, silk plain weave tape, silk net, paper, metalic threads and coils, wire, glass beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts