Oh, my! This luscious French Boudoir Cap comes from the early 1900's, this is an amazingly rare example. Boudoir caps were worn to keep hair in place while asleep or sometimes to protect a lady's hairdo while dressing for an afternoon "out" or a gala evening engagement. Made entirely by hand of the finest French Silks, Laces and Ribbons, they were often a part of a bridal trousseau, treasured and displayed, but sometimes barely worn.
This finest piece comes from an old family, an estate collection. Finest French silk, handmade lace and ribbonwork transform this silk boudoir cap into a delicate confection of femininity. Frothy 2~3/4" gathered Lace covers both ears and trims all the way around the cap. The most delicious of Pink French Ribbon Rosettes garland around the cap, and are joined by light Pink Lavender silk ribbons.
Despite the shattering of the lavender Purple silk, I couldn't resist this piece, it truly is a rare example, quite ornate, but can be used for display only. The silk can be replaced, of course, should you wish. I have left it as found, to be lovingly displayed in your boudoir as part of your astounding collection.