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Woman's hat

American
1947–53
Designed by Lilly Daché (American (born in France), about 1904–1989), Retailed by Filenes Department Store, Boston (American, founded 1911)


Dimensions

Overall (height x diameter): 10.2 x 34.3 cm (4 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.302

Medium or Technique

Fur felt, grosgrain ribbon, elastic

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Broad-brimmed hat of black fur felt, with asymmetrical applied drape and cord of fuchsia wool and fur (?) knit plush; grosgrain ribbon band, elastic strap. Inside of crown stamped: “Merrimac Superior Fur Felt.” Two labels: “Lilly Daché / Paris / New York / 78 East 56th St., N.Y.” and “The French Shops / Filene’s Boston”

Provenance

Purchased by internet auction, about 2005; Gift to the MFA, March 21 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward in memory of Filene's