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Embroidered bonnet w/ribbon

Object Number: 
INV.11966
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Brocade, lace, silk ribbon, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 6 x 5 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 15.2 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on cloth label: "THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY / FOLK ART COLLECTION / November 17, 1937"
Description: 
Pale blue brocade bonnet with lace edging, homespun linen lining, and black silk ribbon ties.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group