Antique Hat / Victorian Butterfly hat / 1800s Straw Hat / 1900s hat flowers / Wedding hat

Antique Hat / Victorian Butterfly hat / 1800s Straw Hat / 1900s hat flowers / Wedding hat


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Vintage from the 1900s


Straw, Wire, Silk chiffon, Lace, Velvet, Cotton, Painted beads, Tulle, Shell, Paper flowers

Super rare genuine antique bridal hat from 1902
-Very finely woven straw base in lace pattern
-Wire frame keeps its shape
-Lined in cream silk chiffon
-Trimmed in open work wired lace
-Decorated in burgundy wired paper flowers
-Cloth stem velvet blossoms on back in cream
- Decorative lace wired loop on front of hat
-The most amazing detailed wire frame straw butterfly decorated with:
-Straw and mother of pearl shell sequins and tulle
-Detailed butterfly face with shell tipped antennae
-Two short buttercream plumes attached that curl over from back of hat
-Very detailed lacy straw scalloped brim
-Two oblong beads painted gold on back of hat hidden in the lace

Museum tag pinned to lining: Eowles

Condition: VERY GOOD - Strong and wearable antique
-2 tears to the wired lace loop on top
-Minor wear with small holes in very fine silk lining

Size: This hat is meant to be worn on top the hair and secured with hat pins. Any woman with hat size 21 1/2 or smaller will look lovely with this on when styled properly.
(Please keep in mind this hat should be worn on the crown for proper styling, as pictured.)

This hat came from a complete wedding set from a bride who was married in 1902. The style of this piece looks more Victorian rather than Edwardian. The butterfly detail is one of the most intricate and adorable decorations I've ever seen. Butterflies could represent starting a new phase in life during this era, which is very appropriate for a wedding. This entire hat is very detailed and excellently designed. Perfect for a museum or a collector. Yes, it can be worn to events as well. It is not fragile. Overall an amazing piece of history from a bride who obviously had a unique fashion sense. Here is a tip, if you do want to wear this piece, I carefully secured it to my hair using "U" shaped bobby pins placing them so as not to harm the hat.
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You can clean your felt hat with a lint brush as needed. Straw hats can be wiped with a slightly damp cloth.

Vintage crepe should never touch water. For cleaning, seek a local professional dry cleaning service and ask them if they are familiar with vintage fabrics.

Vintage velvet should never be ironed, this bruises the fibers.

Wool and cotton vintage is easy to care for and usually can be hand washed in cold water. Lay flat to dry, warm iron as needed.
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