Do you look for nothing less than the best when it comes to early textiles and fine accessories of yesteryear? Do you perhaps have a special place in your display for outstanding accessories that are a cut above the rest. If so, carefully consider this gorgeous poke bonnet, circa 1845. Designed to fit only the largest of dolls, or perhaps a child of your own, this bonnet is in mint condition, nearly untouched by the years and tests of time. Original silk ribbon ties dangle from either side, while the rich goldenrod of the bonnet is crafted in repeating rows from back to front, framing well the face of whichever dolls is lucky enough to wear this crown. Cream and teal silk wide ribbon is set in two bows, one on either side of the bonnet, to add that extra presentation value to your doll. White delicate lace also trims the piece. Truly, this piece belongs in a museum, so valuable is its presentation. Only the best for your big dolls! Do not hesitate another moment to make this piece of desirable antique history your very own!
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Measurements: Each lateral face extends about 7.5" from the back to the front. Approximate width at front face is ~8", and height is ~10" from the middle.
Condition: Excellent. The condition of this piece is overall great, looking excellent as a presentation piece. There are three tiny areas of sewing repair to the main body of the bonnet, between the "rows". The silk is soft and supple, and free of any major wear or tear. The bonnet has only the slightest warping, but other than that it is absolutely excellent and without any major issues, while still maintaining that desirable, unmistakable antique look.
NOTE: This listing is only for the bonnet, NOT the doll shown in the photos! If you purchase this item, you will only receive the bonnet. The doll shown in the photos is currently NOT for sale.
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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!** LBS 1/3/17
Outstanding Early Poke Bonnet in Excellent Condition c.1845 with Original Silk Ribbon Ties