Early 1900s French Wicker Boater
The boater has been a symbol of of social status since the 1820s. Derived from the flat top caps of 19th century sailors, this resilient summer hat established itself as an item of leisure wear for both men and women in the late 1800s. The boater reached the height of its popularity between 1880-1930, with a resurgence following World War II. Today, it still remains an iconic summer topper for the distinguished gentleman.
This early boater is nothing short of extraordinary! It is a French design made of wicker, which was popular around the turn of the century. It is in great condition given the age. The hat band is 1 3/8" black petersham. Interior sweatband is made of leather.
A wonderful summer hat for picnics and lawn parties or for everyday wear.
Crown: 3 3/8"
Size: 6 5/8 (20.75")
Condition: Very Good
Wicker is in excellent condition and free from breaks or damage. Brim is slightly dirty. Could possibly be steamed clean. Priced accordingly.