SOLD -- Early 1920s Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Purple Braided Horsehair Wide Brim Cloche with Silk Ribbon & Hand Painted Flowers
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Perfect for summer lawn parties and strolls around the lake at sunset, this striking hat brings an air of sweet romance wherever it goes.
Fashioned in beautiful plum braided horsehair, this feminine chapeau features a 2.5" wide brim in the front that flares to 3.75" on the sides and tapers at the back to 1.25". Top of the brim is covered in purple netting, which originally wrapped around to the underside of the brim as well. That has since been removed.
The crown of the hat is draped in vibrant purple silk and adorned with hand painted canvas flowers and leaves. Inside of hat is lined in silk. Brim is wired.
Label: Carson Pirie Scott & Co.
Hat shows overall signs of slight fading. It is still very vibrant. As mentioned above, the netting on the underside of the brim has been removed. The netting on the top side of the brim has a few holes and jagged edges. Flowers show signs of wear. Brim is slightly misshaped, but that could be corrected with a good steaming. The lining is starting to come unstitched from the inside. Hat is still very lovely and wearable as is. Priced accordingly.