1800s Woman White Cotton Sunbonnet Long Apron Eyelet Trim China Buttons

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SKU CPwhitesunbonnet
Weight 0.75 LBS
Height 8.00 (in)
Width 10.00 (in)
Depth 1.00 (in)
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A woman's white sunbonnet with a mix of plain cotton and pique fabrics makes this bonnet a bit more of a Sunday best.  It dates from the later Victorian era and is treadle machine made. 

The bonnet features a long apron to cover the neck and shoulders on a sunny day.  The cotton apron buttons to the side and across the top of the head of the bonnet, with pretty incised China buttons.  When it came to laundry day, unfastening the buttons, the bonnet would come apart making cleaning and ironing an easier task.  

A pretty narrow eyelet trim further embellishes this early bonnet.  As noticed from the photos, there are remnants of ribbon ties.  Also on the inside a string tie which would adjust the gathers at the back of the neck.

Not recently laundered, the bonnet is quite nice. Wonderful to display or wear.  Bonnet also was found in Ohio. 

Length of the bonnet is 18" long from the middle of the top of the head to the hem of the apron.  Depth is 9" from front to back.