This is an Incredible Victorian era hat that dates from the mid 1880s to possibly as late as the 1890s.
In excellent condition.
This measures 20 1/2" around
~ 3.5" rise front of hat to top of hat
Ribbon tails are 21" and 25" long.
10" up and over from side to side.
12" from front to back, up and over curve.
This has controlled tucks of black satin that fold up and over the hat, with manipulated front gathers.
This has a very dark brown cotton sateen lining with gathered center.
This has a nosegay of black and purple sheer gathered and wired flowers; some refer to these as posies.
Absolutely authentic. Gorgeous collectible, displays beautifully.
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