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Headdress

Headdress

  • Place of origin:

    Austria (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk brocade, silver lace, glazed cotton

  • Museum number:

    787-1904

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Headdress for a woman of silk brocade and silver lace, backed with cloth of silver strips, and a wide edging of pleated silk net. The silk edging is stiffened with wire. The brocade has a pattern of detached sprays of flowers and leaves, in colours, partly in chenille. Other flowers are embroidered in raised silver thread on a ground of white silk, and silver thread and strips. The scalloped silver lace has a pattern of two opposed rows of fan-shaped and diamond devices. The headdress is lined with glazed pink cotton. There is a large bow at the top.

Place of Origin

Austria (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk brocade, silver lace, glazed cotton

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

Purchased by the Museum in 1904 from Mr O. Moeller of West Kensington and Thuringen, along with several other items of Germanic headwear [RP 82058/1904]. On entry to the collection it was noted that it was soiled and slightly worn.

Descriptive line

embroidered, 1800s, Austrian

Materials

Silk; Silver; Cotton

Techniques

Glazing; Brocade

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Clothing; Hats & headwear; Women's clothes; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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