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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 (max.): 54.6 x 21.6 cm (21 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.303

Medium or Technique

Fur felt, grosgrain ribbon, pheasant feathers

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Close-fitting hat of beige fur felt, with three pheasant feathers inserted to hang down at left side; grosgrain ribbon band. Inside of crown stamped: “Melusine Registered Imported.” 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 2004; Gift to the MFA, March 21 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Ward in memory of Filene's