• The front ruffle of the bonnet measures 19” total, from one side to the other, over the top.
• The entire front section of the bonnet, from in front of the flat back section to the front edge of the bonnet, is 6” deep.
• The flat back section measures 9” in diameter. Each tie is 18” long.
This lace-trimmed antique bonnet in sheer ivory organza may be either Victorian- or Edwardian-era--definitely more than 100 years old! It may have been a child’s bonnet, based on the size and fit on our mannequin’s head, but could fit a smaller-size adult head, as shown. The bonnet has 2 layers framing the face in front: an outer layer of curved “petals”, with dainty pintucks, and an inner ruffled layered, both with machine-made Valenciennes lace trim around their edges. The rounded back of the bonnet is flat, and gathered into a smaller, central circle with tiny drawstrings set inside the organza fabric. The bonnet fastens under the chin with ties in the same sheer organza fabric. A peach ribbon of weighted silk trims the middle section of the bonnet, and is slightly frayed/shattered. The organza fabric has a few areas that are lightly yellowed with age, and 2 actual spots, one on each side of the front ruffled section (see photos). In good condition, the bonnet is sturdy and wearable, except for the ribbon trim, which is quite fragile (and could be easily replaced by a modern ribbon, if desired).