bonnet (hat)

Object number
2009.10.3
Date
circa 1840 – 1860
Description
A gray silk bonnet with long ties (19 inches). The bonnet is comprised of a stiff brim (about 4-5 inches wide, lined with a sheer silk fabric) and a gathered portion at rear. A stiff open weave fabric is used as support (buckram), as well as netting. Rear exterior of bonnet is gathered in a layered style with a bow. Handstitching visible throughout.
Materials
silk
Credit Line
Estate of Penelope Chase Bryan
Object Type
bonnets (hats)