#1733    Calash   c. 1810-1820

United States    SOLD

Chestnut brown fine cotton, cotton lining, 17 Willow canes.

Condition: Excellent, appears to be nearly perfect.  The front cane has a break (not very noticeable), there is one tiny 3/8" spot where the cane has worn through the cotton and a couple of small holes in the bonnet skirt..

Measurements: Height, 10.5"; Width, 11"; Depth, 8"; Length of bonnet skirt, 13.5".

Comments:  Calashes between the late 18th c. and early 19th c., were worn by ladies to protect their hair and lace caps when traveling out of doors.  Extremely collectible and hard to find.