This is a fine French fashion hat, circa 1870s. It is made of white painted straw, and trimmed with blue silk bows, feathers and fabric flowers. The interior has a buckram lining and is edged with matching blue silk. It is a great little item, and would fit a doll of 14 - 16" (35 - 41 cm). The brim of the hat measures 3" long x 2 1/4" (7.5 x 5.5 cm). The interior is 2 x 1 1/2" (5 x 4 cm). There are a couple of splits in the straw which have been reinforced with glue so that they will not get any worse. The blue ribbon is tender in places and shows some very light stains, but the hat is overall in good, presentable condition.
Smart Painted Straw Hat for French Fashion Doll - Period Antique