Woman's hat

mid 20th century
Made by Peck & Peck (American, 1888-1970s)

Object Place: France


Diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Velvet; net; synthetic plain weave; grosgrain ribbon; faux tortoishell

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black velvet shallow pillbox hat with large black self-covered button at center crown from which emerges a veil of black net that falls over all edges. Lined with synthetic plain weave; interior edge trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon. Two faux tortoishell combs on either side held on with elastic. Labelled at interior center: “PECK & PECK / FIFTH AVENUE NEW YORK” Stamped label with number at edge.


Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf