Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#5190 - c. 1910
Gigantic Straw Edwardian Hat!! Original Trimmings of Ostrich
Feathers, Silk Flowers and Full White Real Bird! One
of the largest hats I've ever had! So rare that these survived
due to the size, as they were certainly hard to store for 100 years.
I've placed this on my largest head mannequin, and it's too large
for her, so this is meant for a large headed woman, or someone with
loads of hair which would have been stuffed into the crown .
The base of the hat is a natural straw. The trimmings are
golds, purples, pinks colored silk flowers with brown, taupe, black
and off-white ostrich feathers. Measures: 23" x 21" x
10" high!!!!!! Condition you ask? Well, it's in great condition for
what it is, but the straw has been "smushed" a bit, so in a perfect
world, the buyer will figure out how to steam this back to nearly
perfect exterior. The interior as you can see, most of the
silk is gone... and it shows the original wire frame. Still a
remarkable piece with full stuffed real white bird with glass eyes!
- but on display in Museum Category for Research/Display