I acquired this bonnet here in Ireland. I was told that it was worn in Ireland but I am not sure was it a military piper’s/drummer’s bonnet or what. In any case, it serves as a great restoration piece.
This is a genuine ostrich feather bonnet. Look at the images to see it in detail. This is a good size and should fit any head. I think it may be an adjustable size in any case. It has a white and red chequered band and black cockade where a badge can be placed. It also has a number of feathered tails.
The internal red lining is now loose and would need to be re-secured internally. It must have been stored for a while in a damp area as there is a little mould on the leather liner and chin strap. This can be easily cleaned off.
All the ostrich feathers are secure and in good condition.
The bonnet has a used appearance but regarding date, I’m unsure.