Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Young Girl's Bonnet American Civil War

From the seller:

Recently de-accessioned from a museum collection with its 1954 accession numbered tag still attached. An original circa 1862 Civil War era girl's golden brown silk taffeta spoon bonnet drawn over natural cane, with a buckram and wired foundation, complimenting taffeta bows, chin ties and streamers, with cloth flowers to the under brim, and a buckram lining. 10" tall and 7" across the face. In clean presentable as found condition, with wear to the brim edge, bows, streamers, and chin ties, some mends to the streamers, one 1/4" surface split at the back of the crown, and minor wear to the cloth flowers. All is reflected in the reserve price for this sweet Civil War era girl's bonnet.

From Me:

:-) What the seller said.