Rare Antique CIVIL War 1860 Rib Cane Silk Blue Summer Dress Hat Capeline Bonnet
A Victorian Civil War era lady’s bonnet that is created with very thin cane (wooden) ribs. It is not a calash that would collapse, it is called a capeline, a cross between a calahs and a sunbonnet created for summer wear. The very front, first ribbing is double layered while the rest of the bonnet is single. I believe the semi sheer fabric is stiff silk, as I have done the silk test. Completely hand sewn, an addition of ruffles is sewn on the front and at the back. A large matching bow in the back. The neck apron / bavolet seems to be attached to a very thin wire only on the sides (there is tiny piece sticking out of the fabric inside). The inside back is lined with stiff netting. The ties are not original, although I do believe they are latter period. In overall very good condition, no broken ribs. There is 2 holes in the left front side of the neck apron that are approx the size of a dime (10 cents), on the right side there is a short L shaped slit; and in the back inside on of the wide box pleats of the neck apron there is a 1 slit. Minimal organic marks on the inside. The inner drawstring of the neck apron is in very good intact condition. This is a very rare find, cane ribbed summer fabric bonnets usually did not survive!! Have a great day! Our storage and office areas are smoke and pet free environments. If you feel there is an issue please allow us an opportunity to communicate with you. This item is in the category “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Women’s Hats”. The seller is “bydenise” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Russian Federation.
- Size: one size
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Style: SUMMER BONNET
- Look: REGENCY
- Decade: PRE VICTORIAN
- Material: ORGANZA ??
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: BLUE AND WHITE
Tags: antique, blue, bonnet, cane, capeline, civil, dress, rare, silk, summer
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