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Outstanding Original Wired Pink Ruched Silk Bonnet For Early French Bebe Circa 1880
If you only purchase the most exquisite pieces for your dolls, this outstanding bonnet is a one of a kind beauty that will absolutely shine in your cabinet. I've never had such a bonnet before, it came to us out of the collection of a meticulous millinery collector, who paid the highest prices and settled for nothing less than the best in the department of head-wear. This exquisite bonnet is in near MINT condition, without a single rip in the extremely delicate silk, decorated with dark feathers and some exquisite flowers that the millinery collectors on auction sites will pay oodles of dollars for... And the construction is second to none! I have never seen such a fabulous structure in miniature. Museum worthy and utterly fabulous, I think it would look precious on a bebe Bru, Portrait Jumeau, block letter Francois Gaultier, or on a precious Triste as I have it displayed here. This is a singular opportunity to own a truly immaculate piece of antique doll history.
~This bonnet is available for up to 7 months on layaway! Take your time to pay for this incredible chapeau. Just let us know at checkout that you'll be needing time to pay!~ What's more? This delightful hat ships for free in the US with shipping credit abroad.
Measurements: Will comfortably fit a head with a 12.5"-15" Head circumference depending on preference for sizing. 5" in height 10" ties
Condition: Excellent. As far as I can tell, the hat is mint with ruched silk all around, frothy edging that really pops as it was cut with pinking shears; delightful feathers at the top and a silk medallion with millinery flowers at the top. Woah; what a presentation! You don't see hats like this too frequently... I just LOVE the presentation, and the wire armature... It is an architectural work of costume art if you ask me.
**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 the safest bleach-free paper wrapping. Happy shopping!** LBE 8.12.16