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Woman's hat

American (New York City)
about 1950
Designed by Walter Florell (American)

Object Place: New York, New York, United States


63.5 cm (25 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet lined with plain-weave silk and grosgrain ribbon

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black velvet small hat decorated with large black velvet rose. Lined with black silk and red grograin ribbon. Two labels on inside: “Walter Florell, 30 West 57th Street New York” and “Julius Garfinckel and Co. Washington”


Purchased new at Garfinkel, Washington DC by Euretta Rathbone in early 1950s; Gift to the MFA, 2000

Credit Line

Gift of Euretta Rathbone