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Man's black silk plush top hat with high vertical crown, narrow brim rolled at sides; grosgrain ribbon hatband and binding; black leather headband and sized brown linen interior.

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, 1944

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

French, mid-19th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

H 9 1/4" x W 10 5/8", 8" tall crown, 6 1/2" diameter, 20 7/8" circumference at opening.

Accession Number

44.200

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet (plush)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes