#2641   Lady's Velvet Hat   c. 1815-1825  


Red cotton velvet, red silk ribbons, cotton muslin lining.

Condition: Excellent. Velvet has some scattered staining, which gives the color a darker appearance than original.

Measurements: Crown: 8.75" diameter; 3.75" high. Brim: 2.6" deep, 12" across.

Comments: Extremely rare early 19th C. lady's day hat in wonderful condition. The split brim with ribbon ties is a delightful decorative detail. An interior muslin draw-string headband allows for adjustment of head size. This accessory is worthy of inclusion in a museum collection.