Wednesday, August 8, 2012

19th C Sleeping Bonnet (?)

From the seller:

This bonnet came out of an estate that has been in the family since 1850. It's an amazing old bonnet that's handmade from net and black chantilly lace. There's a couple of breaks in the net threads, not many and very minor , some age spotting and there's some spotting and a few small holes in the ties and the bonnet is a bit dusty/dirty from being in an attic for so long. The opening around the inside is about 22". It's just as I found it, needs to be cleaned but is still in great condition considering it's age. In some of the photos I have a tissue on the inside, helps to show the net. I have another bonnet listed that's very similar and came from the same estate.


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From Me:

I will admit, I suck when it comes to hats. However, this looks too "sexy" to my eye for it to be a "going out of the house" bonnet. It looks like a sleeping cap to me. However, I do know there will be at least one, possibly two, people reading this that want to recreate it NOW.

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