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.
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: