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Bonnet, ca 1867 Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A small bonnet of white straw, designed to be worn on top of head, trimmed with lilac velvet folds and matching small artificial blossoms arranged in three bunches, lilac taffeta broad ribbon ties; lined with china silk and glazed book muslin, on china silk a gold printed label: “Mrs. B. E. Hastings, MODE., 13 Hayward Place”; an inked note found in bottom of box reading April 1867, Mrs. L. S. Dabney’s (?).

Bonnet, ca 1867 Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A small bonnet of white straw, designed to be worn on top of head, trimmed with lilac velvet folds and matching small artificial blossoms arranged in three bunches, lilac taffeta broad ribbon ties; lined with china silk and glazed book muslin, on china silk a gold printed label: “Mrs. B. E. Hastings, MODE., 13 Hayward Place”; an inked note found in bottom of box reading April 1867, Mrs. L. S. Dabney’s (?).

Medici cage crinoline “with improver”, late 1860’s-early 1870’s
Does anyone know what a Medici cage crinoline is?  Is it maybe a brand or model name?
Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Medici cage crinoline “with improver”, late 1860’s-early 1870’s

Does anyone know what a Medici cage crinoline is?  Is it maybe a brand or model name?

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

August fashions, 1867 France, Journal des Demoiselles
July fashions, 1867 France, Journal des Demoiselles
January fashions, 1867 France, Journal des Demoiselles
September fashions, 1867 France, Cendrillon
March fashions, 1867 France, Cendrillon
Do any of you like this kind of ballgown (the pink one)?  They’ve always reminded me of those crocheted toilet paper covers you find at thrift stores. :(

March fashions, 1867 France, Cendrillon

Do any of you like this kind of ballgown (the pink one)?  They’ve always reminded me of those crocheted toilet paper covers you find at thrift stores. :(

April fashions, 1867 France, Cendrillon
February walking dress for women and teens (probably about 14-16), 1867 France, Cendrillon

February walking dress for women and teens (probably about 14-16), 1867 France, Cendrillon

January fashions, 1867 France, Cendrillon
November fashions, 1867 US, Peterson’s Magazine

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