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Woman's quilted satin bonnet

ca. 1810
Origin: America, worn in Pennsylvania or Maryland
Crown D: 5"; Brim: 6 3/4"; Neck ruffle W: 3 1/2".
Silk satin, cotton lining, wire
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Rumford, II.
Acc. No. 1974-659
Ecru silk satin bonnet with bucket crown, deep, wire-edged brim, and ruffle at neck. The hat is hand quilted overall in a pattern of shallow scallops arranged one above the other in vertical rows. The top of crown, neck flounce and ties are not quilted. The crown is stiffened with sized cotton and is unlined.
Provenance:Family history indicates that this hat descended in the Wistar-Morris-Rumford families of Pennsylvania and Maryland.