Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#3185 - 1910 Gigantic Black "Lampshade" Hat with Bead and Sequin Trim! This shape lampshade hats are hard to find... probably because they were so hard to store.. as you can tell from the height! Great hat to quickly evoke the period! Matte black material ruched and roped at top. Tight high brim is covered with slightly dulled sequins, jet beads and huge black jet ornament at front. With all this jet and dulled fabrication, it's possibly a mourning hat. The highlight of this hat comes the tall "wings" which rise up from the front. The label is under the lining, hard to get in to read, but a label from N. Orange, New Jersey! Eeek! However, you can easily see the most important part... "Importer" which means this is likely a Parisian import. I don't know how many great milliners came from New Jersey! :) Excellent condition except for the two missing spokes of the large jet ornament with extreme minor wear at lining edge.
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display