Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Victorian Era basket weave bonnet

This antique Victorian Civil War era natural straw cane basket weave brown silk spoon bonnet dates from the 1860s. It is made of a stiffened white buckram linen cloth lining the inside, covered with a tri-color natural straw cane woven basket weave frame. There is brown silk moire ribbon bow trim on the back and ribbon ties for securing under the chin. 
This beautiful bonnet has long curving sides which come to a point at the bottom and a high tall brim. It is unadorned giving it a classic simple plain style. The bonnet measures 21 inches around the front opening and is 6 inches deep. It is in excellent wearable condition and is a rare early find.

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