Lady's hat

French (Paris)
1898
Mon. Heitz-Boyer (French)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 25 x 25 cm (5 7/8 x 9 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.624

Medium or Technique

Fur felt, silk velvet, and silk lining

Out on Loan

On display at Saint Louis Art Museum, February 12, 2017 – May 14, 2017

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pale cocoa felt, crushed and stitched into folds for crown. Trimmed at front with wings of crushed coffee and fuchsia velvet, at back with bow of olive-brown velvet ribbon. No brim. Lined with black taffeta stamped with maker’s name and address in gold. By Mon. Heitz-Boyer. This hat is constructed with a wool felt (with angora rabbit fibers, thus the “fur” description), silk velvet (silk warp and pile; cotton weft), silk velvet ribbon trim (silk warp and pile; cotton weft), and a black silk lining.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Bliss