|| "Belinda" is a c.1862-65 spoon
bonnet with a square brim. This one is dressed for mourning
with a cover and curtain of crape with folds of crape
decorating the crown and brim. A full cap of black
rayon netting fills the underside of the brim. 3"
black rayon ribbons form the ties. This bonnet can be
decorated as a dressy bonnet in other colors and employing
flowers, ribbon, lace and/or feathers to create a more
festive mood. This bonnet, as shown, $200 Please click photo for
additional views. Sold
||"Rebecca" . a black straw braid bonnet, blocked and wired
and based on an original in my collection. The outer
brim is decorated with black chantilly lace, lavender
fabric flowers, loops of black silk satin, all vintage, and
bows of black silk ribbon. The ties are also silk. The inner brim features a narrow band of
black cotton velvet which covers the wire. The crown is
lined in black silk. This bonnet is suitable for
second or light
mourning and may be worn in the 1870's-80's. $140.
Please click photo for additional
views. Sold These violets are no longer
available but other flowers may be substituted.
Peaked Brim Mourning Bonnet of wired buckram, covered in
silk crepe and lined with black harem cloth. Brim edged with
grosgrain ribbon. This style is available with or without
silk crepe ties.
$165. Sold. Click on
photo for additional images. Please remember,
most sold items can be replicated