Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Poss. Half Mourning Bonnet

From the seller:

This ca. 1912 Edwardian mauve cocoa brown silk hat with netting features black velvet bows, cocoa brown netting and black velvet chin strap. It has stylish circular ruching at the back and is on a covered wire form. It has a label that says" The Dayton Company Minneapolis ". It is lined in black silk. The trim is black velvet bows across the front and sides with a long velvet ribbon chin strap. It sits on the back of the head. The condition is good with some edge wear to the silk along the bonnet edge. A wonderful Edwardian gem for display or for theater or reenactments or to wear.....you decide. Waiting for you and destined to become a favorite. please email me with any questions. International bidders feel free to email me for a shipping quote. Thanks for looking ...........

From Me:
Probably 1870's.

The overall shape is similar to the bonnet in the fashion plate. The lavender, gray tulle, black velvet - all half mourning colors. I think the tulle is just dirty - it doesn't look like brown at all to me.

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