A lady's pretty 19th century whitework embroidery day bonnet. The white fine muslin day bonnet dates from the 1830's - 1850's era. A delicate, expertly embroidery of trailing flora, starts at the back of the neck, following the lower curve of the bonnet brim, turns at the area of the tie, then extends over the top of the brim, down the other side of bonnet. A short ruffle also accents the lower portion of the brim. A narrow band of piping separates the crown from the brim. The ties, fastening under the chin, are trimmed with lace and two narrow tucks on the ends. Bonnet is completely hand stitched and hand made.
Measurements" 12" along the neck line from side to side. 19-1/2" along the edge of the brim from side to side.
Condition: The bonnet does show some age stress, with some damage, at the center back, on the embroidery. Another pull of fabric near one of the corners of the tie A few small /tiny holes. No more than one would expect for the age. A suitable authentic garment for historical costuming ~ reminiscent to Sasha Tudor style