circa 1890 - circa 1910
Cotton and lace
224 mm (length); 160 mm (width)
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A child's bonnet (circa 1890 to circa 1910). Framing the face are three rows of lace frills - possibly needle lace. A single short lace frill falls towards the face, a double short lace frill falls towards the back of the head and a double deep lace frill falls to the back of the head. These frills also have ribbon trims. The body of the bonnet is made of cream gros grain with a floral motif with a frame embroidered on the back. Around the neck edge is a deep double row of lace. The bonnet has a foundation of coarse stiff net, possibly buckram a coarse open-work fabric of jute, cotton or linen. This is underneath a lining of dirty, cream stained cotton. The wire which was used to reinforced the frame is broken.