Riding Hat

Date

1860-1869

GUSN

GUSN-915

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

Descriptive Terms

hats
riding habits
headgear
cardboard
stitching
lace (needlework)
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
equestrians
recreation
Women's clothing
Silk
Lace
Taffeta
Velvet
Cardboard
Unidentified Paper
Hand Stitched
Equestrian
Recreation
HAT, RIDING

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Headwear

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6148.1