Lady's hat

French (Paris)
Mon. Heitz-Boyer (French)

Object Place: Paris, France


Overall: 15 x 25 x 25 cm (5 7/8 x 9 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fur felt, silk velvet, and silk lining

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pale cocoa felt, crushed and stitched into folds for crown. Trimmed at front with wings of crushed coffee and fuchsia velvet, at back with bow of olive-brown velvet ribbon. No brim. Lined with black taffeta stamped with maker’s name and address in gold. By Mon. Heitz-Boyer. This hat is constructed with a wool felt (with angora rabbit fibers, thus the “fur” description), silk velvet (silk warp and pile; cotton weft), silk velvet ribbon trim (silk warp and pile; cotton weft), and a black silk lining.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Bliss