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Woman's headdress

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Woman's headdress; band of wire covered in reddish-brown cloth tape across top; bunches of artificial flowers and leaves at ends that consist of light pink blossoms and buds (possibly honey suckle), bright pink elongated blossoms and buds (possibly fuscia), elongated green and brown gauzy leaves...

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Provenance

Inherited by Misses Aimee and Rosamund Lamb; Gift to the MFA, 1952

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

France

Dimensions

Overall (across top): 66.99 cm (26 3/8 in.) Overall: 27.94 x 27.94 x 6.99 cm (11 x 11 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

52.1262

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embossed, silk plain weave, wire wrapped in cloth and silk thread and paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes