Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Dressed in a period cut away coat and breeches, this doll wears a chapeau de bras hat. Reminiscent of a naval officer’s hat, the style is somewhat synonyms with Napoleon Bonaparte. Very fashionable at the turn of the 18th to 19th centuries, milliners created the hats from felted beaver fur, and silk.
While this doll represents circa 1793 fashions, it is unclear when the doll was made, perhaps after 1820. It is one in a set of eight fashion dolls spanning circa 1787 to 1820.
About This Item
- Title: Fashion doll with a chapeau de bras, ca. 1793
- Creation Date: circa 1820
- Subject Date: circa 1793
- Media: wood, velvet, leather
- Local Code: 4270*c
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Clothing & dress--United States--History--19th century
- Fashion dolls
- United States--History--1783-1815
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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