Rolled brim brown velvet hat, c.1900-1910
I love the sophisticated elliptical shape of the hat with its narrow rolled brim that curls up to meet the extravagantly decorated crown. The crown is totally covered with matching brown ostrich feathers, two of which form a faux bow in back.
The orange velvet rose adds a dash of color. The tour de force of the milliner's decorative art is the use of brown mink pom-poms and velvet pine cones. The crown is lined with black silk.
The condition is excellent.
The inner crown is 6 1/2" wide and 9" long.