1800 ~ 1910 Antique Brown Ticking Bonnet Found on Virginia's Eastern Shore
This Canadian Goose is the talk of the town showing off this fantastic bonnet! Fashioned from ticking fabric boasting rich chocolate browns with a contrasting buttermilk stripe, this special bonnet is sure to please! The machine stitching forms an intricate design with open swirls overlaying a vertical pattern. Mustard thread was used on the outside while the inside has a beautiful pumpkin colored thread complimenting green swirls. See images 5 & 11.
This bonnet has a nice ruffled edge that was initially basted and then machine sewn with pumpkin thread as show in image 4. There is a small portion of fabric wear located at the top edge of the brim. The cotton muslin does show through in this area only as can be seen in image 7.
The colors are very strong without any fading to report. Some of this fabric has just a whisper of darkening that is consistent with age but this piece has been well preserved and cared for though the years. No holes or rips to report and there are no traces of odors either. There is a little stain on the outside of the bonnet near the back as shown in image 14 but is very hard to see. The tie on this piece is now held together with a safety pin as shown in image 16.
Obviously the family took very good care of this late 1800's heirloom bonnet found on Virginia's Eastern Shore. If only it could speak. Gorgeous detail, sought after browns and in very good condition make this piece a unique and fabulous find! I have photographed this on a shaker peg rack among st other bonnets for a neat textile display idea that evokes farmhouse primitive charm all the way! Enjoy!
Bonnet measures 14 1/2" across the tip of the brim to the longest point in the back, 8 1/4" Tall & 15 3/4" across the widest area of the brim (edge to edge).
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