I found 2 amazing all Original and antique doll bonnets in Paris. I have them up for sale in 2 separate listings.
They date back to the golden era of French doll making 1870-1890
This bonnet will suit a French doll of 18" or 19" ( Jumeau 8 or 9. I have it shown on a Steiner fig A 11 of 18". Doll is not included in this sale.
Bonnet is made of a variety of silks. Lots of intricate pleating on the crown back side that is constructed out of silk faille. Around the face are very dense pleating of striped silk organza. On top of the crown is a large set of silk ribbon bows. The bonnet is lined with heavy weight gauze and silk.
Wire cage support to the neck and around the face, with no rust or staining onto the silk fabric
Bonnet it self is in good condition with no melting to the outer layers. The only melting is in the inside on the lining. There is a some amount of melting and some yellowing of the neck ruffle were the streamers are attached. Streamer are in poor condition but Original.
I have never had the chance to purchase a bonnet like this. You will not find an Authentic French bonnet doll anytime soon again
Bonnet inside from ear to ear meassures 4.3" across