Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor’s Box, Collapsible

Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible

Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible
Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor’s Box, Collapsible, Tuxedo Formal Wear. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. Mid-Victorian era finery, this collapsible French made silk top hat remains in fine condition still with its original card travel box, carrying case. The measurements are noted on the photos, including inner band. While when it’s initially popped up fully you see some wrinkles to the silk sides, those quite quickly do smooth out and are tightly stretched by the hinged lift-mechanism inside the outer silk and inner lining. Beautifully made, the gold embossed maker’s label inside the hat lets us know it’s French made, and from a maker in Toulouse, France. The hat went into an English purveyor’s presentation and carry box, their gold embossed label on top. The box is not as well-preserved as the hat within, and shows some warping so that the top will no longer fully fit over the rim of the bottom. However, its handle remains and it is visually in nice shape, wonderful as a display. Very good to excellent condition for age and type. The set dates c. 1840-70, with the hat presenting in very good and wearable condition after all that time. First owner’s monogram is affixed within. The box will not close properly, a bit of warping makes for an odd fit. But handle remains and as a storage box or a display, it’s quite wonderful, still. There remains an original tissue within, and there are no odors of age. Superb dressing table decor – or wear it if it might fit. I’ve taken interior rim measurement. Seems smallish to me – people were not so large back then. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). This item is in the category “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Men’s Hats”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Style: Top Hat
  • Look: Victorian
  • Material: Silk
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Color: Black
  • Occasion: Formal

Antique 19th Century French Silk Top Hat in English Purveyor's Box, Collapsible