part of the head lace dress in the 18th century in what is said this panel is also the cap back with bonnet crown. Lappet fluttering in the wind attached to the back side of this panel, I was decorating around the curve of the front in the frill of the same lace
Feather Plumes Hat, Edwardian Irish Crochet Linen Dress.
1802- a well-preserved American example of early 19th century headwear, this bonnet typifies a classic high-style shape of the period. The rich velvet and silk ribbon used would perfectly suit a formal evening ensemble, as opposed to the lighter cottons and linens frequently used in day bonnets and caps. (side view)