If you are an early doll collector looking for just the right touches to complete your favorite papier mache, china, cloth, or folk art doll, or perhaps you are building a trousseau for her, you've come to the right place! This week we will be offering many choice accessories for early dolls, and this special little hand sewn cloth poke bonnet from the 1840's-50's is just the right place to start. Many of our clients confess that once they have seen a covered wagon or sausage curl china lady with a hat atop her delicate curls, they are loathe to let their heads go bare a moment longer... so if you've been thinking that its time to jazz up your favorite early girl's display, look no further. In wonderful condition for its 150 years of age, this gorgeous little poke bonnet is in fabulous condition, made of a delightful delicate early cotton print. With a ruffle ruched top and collar cover, the long front face of the bonnet will ensure that even the palest complexion stays pearly white out of the sun, just the job these hats were made to accomplish. With sweet pink silk ribbon ties, you just cant go wrong with this original example!
Measurements: Will fit a head between 6"-9" in circumference, depending on fit preference Back measures: 4" long Front lip to back: 4" wide
Condition: Excellent. Fabulous condition of cotton, no age marks, wear, or discoloration. Beautiful coloring is pink with blue undertones, cream base. Ties seem old but might be later replacements. Overall an outstanding hat for the doll of your choosing.
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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!**