Toque style satin bonnet, 1870s
The oval-shaped bonnet is fashioned from pleated ecru satin. The front and back are both decorated with matching satin ribbon bows. The ribbon streamers were probably added later.
This elegant satin bonnet displays beautifully. The imperfections are mainly on the inside where they don't show. The toque style was meant to perch on top of an upswept hairdo.
The condition is very good. With just one very pale stain on the back bow, the condition of the exterior looks almost excellent. On close inspection, you can see the fabric along the brim edge is splitting. The lining is also splitting. Without the splits, the price would be at least double.
The inner brim circumference is 22". The depth is 4 1/2".