Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Regency Era Bonnet

From the seller:

A simple but charming girl's brown glazed cotton bonnet dating to about 1810. The bonnet is nicely constructed and all hand stitched with a drawstring into the back neck, and ties.

This bonnet is in good condition with just a few pin holes in the back, only visible when held to the light.

The bonnet measures approximately 7" from crown to brim.

From me:


The one in the bottom left corner of the above 1801 fashion plate looks the most similar to the extant one.  However, this style was popular off and on for a while in the early 19th century so it could be much later.  

I took the fashion plate from Scene in the Past on flickr who states the following:

English fashion plates from 1801, and French fashion plates from Year 9 (1800-1801) of the French Republican Calendar. All images come from the collection of the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs.

No comments:

Post a Comment