Delectable in every way, this sweet chapeau will frame the face of your finest French Bebe! In wonderful condition for its 125 years of age, this beautiful piece was made in the mid-1880's out of ruffled silk and silk organdy by a delicate hand. Have a look at all of the images and fall in love with this gorgeous example of high quality Victorian sewing; and own a piece of textile history.
This fine chapeau is made of a pale blue silk wired cap, lined with white cotton, and covered with ruched and ruffled pale blue silk organdy, extending over the wired brim, resulting in a lovely, frothy appearance. It has pale blue silk organdy ties coming down off the sides.
Back of Cap: 12”
Condition: Excellent for its age. The cap has been reinforced with white cotton, and some of the silk has begun melting and deteriorating, which is normal for very old silk. It is still in very presentable condition for a fine French bebe.
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This fabulous chapeau is modeled by a gorgeous 24" Etienne Denamur, who is also available *separately* on our site!
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Superb French Silk Chapeau in Pale Blue c. 1885