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Hatbox & Hat

1991.315AB (RS141340)

Description

Hatbox (A): A six-sided form with cotter-pin hinged lid withd applied flat molding at edges; top of box lined with newsprint dated June 10, 1795, inscribed "Sold by Benjamin Russell, State Street, Boston," the base of box lined with a 1792 Newport theatre play bill; box painted reddish-brown, of nail construction, withd brass hanging ring at top. Hat (B): Box contains a black felt tricorne hat with single black faille cockade with faceted jet button at center (other cockade missing); glazed linen lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1800
Inscriptions
Notecard in ink inside box: ""Admirals Hat / (only admirals may try it on) (A.H.H.? Sept. 3, '34"".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
felt (textile)
linen (material)
paper (fiber product)
pine (wood)
silk (textile)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
Felt
felt (textile)
Hatbox
hatboxes
hats
Linen
linen (material)
paper (fiber product)
Pine
pine (wood)
silk (textile)
Silk Faille
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
9 1/2 x 23 (HxW), 14 1/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.315AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2307

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