Friday, April 27, 2012
Adorable Bustle Era Straw Hat
From the seller:
This is an extraordinary Victorian bonnet from around the 1870's - 1880's.
It is a woven tan straw .
There is a rust striped bow on top with flowers and chenille wired trim.
The inside brim has brown velvet and along the outside brim are bronze beads.
There is a cotton lining, has some wear, with a remnant of a silk label that reads:
The Copeland Bro's Co.
The long striped silk ties are shattered but the ribbon on the bonnet is in good condition.
The overall condition of the straw bonnet is remarkable for it's age.
Top front to back.......... 4 1/2"
Brim width......1 1/2"
Back....6 x 5 1/2"
This is so sweet looking! I love how colorful it is. It would have made a great fall hat!