A dashing antique Victorian beaver top hat c1880-1900.
The outside is beaver, very soft and silky to the touch, the inside is cream silk.
There is a black silk grosgrain ribbon adorning the crown where it meets the brim, the edges of the brim are also silk grosgrain.
It has the classic shape, the hat rises straight up from the brim, it widens just slightly at the top, the brim turns up on the sides.
The imprinted label has A&S, Boston, Mass, Shuman Corner.
The condition is excellent, the exterior beaver and silk grosgrain are in tact, no damage or visible wear.
The inside does show wear- the fine lining on the underside of the brim has worn through in places and the inside leather has been removed- most likely to increase the headroom.
The hat measures 6" high, the brim is 2" in the front and 1&7/8" in the back, the sides are 1.5".
The interior dimensions measure 7&5/8" long and 6.25" wide, the interior circumference is 22".
Displays beautifully when worn, a distinguished antique beaver top hat from the Victorian period.
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