Woman's hat

French, used in America
late 18th century


Place of Manufacture: France; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Diameter: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.916

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, silk satin ribbon trim, feathers, silk plain weave lining and edging, cotton plain weave backing for feathers, (probably with plaited straw foundation)

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black chip hat covered with black silk, top of wide brim covered with black feathers, pink ribbon trim gathered around crown, black silk binding around edge of brim, cream silk lining

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent