Tuesday, November 1, 2011

1850's Bonnet

From the seller:

This is a wonderful example of a mid 19th century antique original pre-civil war lady's straw bonnet dating around the 1840s-50s. The bonnet is made entirely of a woven straw. There is a 3 1/2" insert of a dusty rose gathered fabric hand stitched along the inside front brim. It extends approximately 1" from the straw bonnet front edge, however, the extention is irregular in size. Some areas extend more than others. Notice the low sides which extend downward from the ears making it necessary for the bonnet ties to be placed on the inside instead of at the lowered ends or on the outside. The original ties are very wide in a dusty rose silk taffeta and are triple folded. This is a wonderful example of a mid 19th century bonnet.  Please read condition and measurements below and look at all of the photos as they are part of the description.

From Me: 

This is in amazing condition considering it's age. The one small hole in the bonnet probably wouldn't have even affected the original owner's wearing of this pretty little thing.  Just stick a flower there to cover it and your good!

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