Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Late 18th C/early 19th C Calash Bonnet
From the seller:
This is a rare huge 18th century calash bonnet in a tan guaze like fabric and has a small bow on the back.
It is hand sewn and seems to have been a reddish color at one time.
The frame is reed and the body of the hat is in good condition - some of the seams along the back and bottom have seperation and mens (photos).
The bonnet is missing it's ties.
front to back..........19 1/2"
head opening around.........40"
The overall shape suggest Regency rather than Rococo. It's very long compared to being fairly shallow but high.