A Victorian silk bonnet. Made of Saxe blue silk, decorated with ribbed bands and lined with cotton. With a deep brim and attached ribbon ties. Measurements, height ( total, lying flat from bottom of brim to top of crown ) 14" ( 37 cm ) width ( internal ) 18 " ( 47 cm ), length of ties 17 1/2" ( 45 cm ). Condition, age related wear. The silk has faded and has patchy areas throughout most noticeably to the top of the bonnet and the brim. Spotting to the lining. Some splitting to the inner front edge most notably in the centre. The ribbon ties are in a fragile state with associated splits to both and a water stain to the end of one. A rare mid Victorian bonnet.
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