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An exquisite bonnet of the Huret era, this hat is for the collector who does not compromise on presentation! Every single STITCH here was done by hand. Just imagine the time this took to create! We know that these bonnets are super rare- but one done by hand like this is nothing short of museum quality. Here modeled on our 30" Bru, it is a bit early for her, but alas, we keep selling out of all our beautiful dolls from this delightful era and did not have anyone else in the studio to put it on! Not that we are sour to model such beautiful things on so lovely a little lady, but we know that someone out there has just the right doll for this beautiful bonnet. These pieces always go fast, so if you have been wanting to own an item from the coveted Napoleon III era as it was known in Paris, this beauty (at an extremely affordable price for what it is) will delight you!
*Yes, we would be happy to break payment for this piece into two parts! Just let us know at check out that that is what you would like to do!*
Condition: Generally excellent. There are some small touch ups to the lace and one repair at the side that is visible in the photos, but for a piece of lace that is over 150 years old, it is in excellent shape! In perfect condition, without the minor touch ups, textile collectors will pay over $500 for these gorgeous children's/doll bonnets, so I know that this is a special piece, but I am offering it at under half of that only because of the minor touch up at the side. Just let us know if you need anymore photos! And if this gorgeous Bru has caught your fancy, she is now available in our shop, too.
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**We now ship EVERY SINGLE ONE of our antique costume pieces in archival, museum quality, acid free tissue paper. We store them in an acid free, climate controlled environment, because we want you to get a textile that has been frozen in time. As curators of these antiques, we know how important it is for them to be as fresh for the next generation of students and enthusiasts as they were for us. This is factored into the price of our merchandise. We hope you can enjoy these rare finds for years to come, and we want to make sure that when they reach you, they are ready for careful love and display if you so chose, or to be stored in a destruction-free paper. Happy shopping!**
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