Top hat

French
mid-19th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

H 9 1/4" x W 10 5/8", 8" tall crown, 6 1/2" diameter, 20 7/8" circumference at opening.

Accession Number

44.200

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet (plush)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Man’s black silk plush top hat with high vertical crown, narrow brim rolled at sides; grosgrain ribbon hatband and binding; black leather headband and sized brown linen interior.

Provenance

Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; 1944, gift to the MFA. (Accession date: March 9, 1944)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection