Tricorne hat

French
18th century
Retailer Babin (French, 19th century)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Overall: 35.6 × 11.4 cm (14 × 4 1/2 in.) Other (Circumference; outside): 116cm (45 11/16in.)

Accession Number

43.1844

Medium or Technique

Beaver plush hat trimmed with ostrich feathers, paste brooch, and gold galloon, leather band at interior.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Tricorne. Black plush with gold galloon band at crown and along bottom on brim white ostrich feathers along top of brim; galloon band with paste broach on one side of brim. Tan leather headband, white silk lining marked “BABIN, 21 Rue de Richelieu, Paris.”

Provenance

1943, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 10, 1943)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection