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'Head Dresses' Print - Moden Z. 1815 No.24 - Private Collection.
Depicts five ladies head dresses.
'Head Dresses' - Private Collection of Fashion Plates circa 1830 - 1845.
Hats and bonnets were worn out of doors and caps were worn indoors. Bonnets could be made of many different material such as straw, beaver, velvet, silk, crepe, satin, cloth or muslin. They were often decorated with fruit, artificial flowers and ribbons. Jane Austen often mentions bonnets in her letters to her sister Cassandra and writes that she prefers flowers to fruit on her bonnets.
Tag size: Approx. 75mm wide x 75mm high.
Head Dresses - Fashion Plates circa 1830 - 1845 - Private Collection.
These head dress prints are taken from fashion journals of the time, ‘Ackermann’s Repository of Arts’, ‘The New Monthly Belle Assemblée’ and ‘The World of Fashion and Monthly Magazine of the Court of London and Paris.’ Jane Austen wrote in a letter to a friend ‘I am amused by the present style of female dress; - the coloured petticoats with braces over the white Spencers & enormous Bonnets upon the full stretch, are quite entertaining.’