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Riding Hat

Description

. 1 is hat of black silk pile imitating beaver, with high sheen; black lace hat band, bowed in back with long extensions; small black velvet bow at hatband front center; lined with padded brown taffeta with brown braided silk drawstring; interior lined with stiffened paper and brown taffeta; black elastic chin strap. . 2A is botton of hat box; cardboard covered externally with dark eggplant colored paper, natural twill ties; writing on exterior bottom of box. . 2B is cover; cardboard with exterior top & sides covered with same eggplant paper; top edges painted gold (darkened).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1869
Inscriptions
1. Printed in gold letters inside center of hat: ""W.C. BROWN,/ RIDING & FANCY/HATTER,/TO QUEEN VICTORIA,/THE EMPRESS OF THE FRENCH,/AND THE ELITE OF EUROPE/13 & 14, NEW BOND STREET,/LONDON. (W.)"" gold crown to left of printing, gold shield with flags & crown to right of printing. 2. In pencil on exterior bottom of hat box ""RIDING HAT S.F.C./ TO BE KEPT""
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cardboard
lace (needlework)
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Headwear
Descriptive terms
cardboard
Cardboard
Equestrian
equestrians
Hand Stitched
HAT, RIDING
hats
headgear
Lace
lace (needlework)
paper (fiber product)
Recreation
recreation
riding habits
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
Unidentified Paper
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1969.6148.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
915

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