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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.

Fashions, 1868 US, Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions

Fashions, 1868 US, Demorest’s Mirror of Fashions

September fashions for women and young children, 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

September fashions for women and young children, 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

Evening dress and embroidery pattern, 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book
That pattern looks oddly like something from the 1960’s.

Evening dress and embroidery pattern, 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

That pattern looks oddly like something from the 1960’s.

Fashion plate, 1868 England, source missing
They’re looking at a fashion plate…IN A FASHION PLATE.
Little do they know…

Fashion plate, 1868 England, source missing

They’re looking at a fashion plate…IN A FASHION PLATE.

Little do they know…

Dresses for women and children, Mar 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

Dresses for women and children, Mar 1868 US, Godey’s Lady’s Book

News From Afar by Alfred Stevens, ca 1868
Dress, 1868 UK, the V&A Museum
Robe à transformation, 1868-72, Les Arts Décoratifs
This would have a matching evening bodice, but there’s no pictures of it.

Robe à transformation, 1868-72, Les Arts Décoratifs

This would have a matching evening bodice, but there’s no pictures of it.

Dress, ca 1867 France (Lyon), Les Arts Décoratifs

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