A fabulous antique velvet hood from the late Victorian period c1900.
The hood style hat is a gorgeous shade of deep cranberry, it is really the color of red wine, the silk ties are a shade lighter, the tassel is lighter and more red.
The hood is made with precision, the styling and workmanship are impeccable.
The front frames the face with a fold of velvet, the bottom has a ruffled edge that covers the neck.
The inside is lined with heavy creamy brown silk.
The condition is fabulous, there is no damage or visible wear to the velvet, the inside lining has some wear the edges around the bottom-it can't be seen when worn and is not extensive.
The measurements when lying flat (photo 3) are: 12.5" from top front to bottom of the ruffle, 12" along the top to the point, 15" from the point in the back to bottom of the ruffle, 7.5" along the bottom seam above the ruffle (15" all around), 10" from the bottom edge of the ruffle (20" around), the ties are 15" long. It should fit most any size head.
An elegant antique silk velvet hood in amazing condition.
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