A Victorian silk bonnet. Made of black silk decorated with pleating, attached ribbons and a black velvet band. Lined with silk and cotton. Circa 1850. Measurements, height ( total ) 9 1/2" ( 24.5 cm ), width ( internal ) about 10" ( 26 cm ). Condition, Good. Age related wear. The black silk has faded, though uniformly. Some very small marks to the silk. Some very small splits to the centre of the plain rear panel. Some browning to the lining fabrics. One of the ribbon decorations is probably a replacement. A rare early Victorian bonnet.
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