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Black velvet shallow pillbox hat with large black self-covered button at center crown from which emerges a veil of black net that falls over all edges. Lined with synthetic plain weave; interior edge trimmed with black grosgrain ribbon. Two faux tortoishell combs on either side held on with...

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Before 2010, purchased by Jean S. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; gift of Sharf to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

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Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

American, mid 20th century

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Diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Velvet; net; synthetic plain weave; grosgrain ribbon; faux tortoishell


Textiles and Fashion Arts