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Diane Thalmann

ENGLISH & FRENCH ANTIQUE TEXTILES

   

A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE GEORGIAN BONNET WITH FLOWERS AND RIBBONS. ENGLISH 1820-1825

This lovely bonnet is very rare. Few bonnets survived from this early period, it is of horsehair and fine straw. Decorating the bonnet are flowers and long green ribbons. There is coral beading around the brim.

The inside of the bonnet still has a good part of lining fabric, although some has gone. It is clean.

The photos give a full idea of the style and decoration of the bonnet, but unusual is the row of decoration around the rim which includes coral beads.

A truly amazing example of an early bonnet in excellent condition for the age.

Condition: All The pretty rim decoration is partly missing, but enough remains to see how pretty it would have looked. The ribbons are in excellent condition with just a small nick here and there. As mentioned the lining has partly perished, but there is still the back gathering of the cotton. This is intact.

The horsehair and straw is moderately soft, so needs some inner support when displaying.

The fit is a normal adult size.

Price: USD $950.-

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