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Woman's Bonnet, cotton with cord quilting

1820-1830
Origin: Great Britain, England or America
OL: 15"; Depth of brim: 6"
White cotton
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 2006-40
Woman's white cotton bonnet having a deep curving brim stiffened with cord quilting radiating from front to back between bands consisting of rows of cord quilting.
The brim is sewn to a 2 1/4"-wide band encircling the head. Gathered to the band are a neck ruffle and high, full crown. A center-back inset of heavy cord quilting forms an inverted teardrop shape. The bonnet is hand sewn. Ties fasten it closed around the neck.
Provenance:Formerly in the collection of Tasha Tudor (1915-2008).