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This classic Fancy Evening dress hat is a faux beaver, made of velvet fabric brushed to look like the beaver pelt hat that was so in demand for the style of the Victorian Man. The outer fabric is worn at the edge of the crown on the hat, but when you are wearing it you cannot tell. The silk lining is sweat stained and re-sewn into the rim with black threads, which do go through to the outer fabric. Wearable as-is, but if you care to, only a bit of minor re-stitching of the lining, or a nice ribbon hatband will put this wonderful vintage piece in shape to wear to your next Steampunk event or classy evening out.

It is 4 inches tall, and front to back 8 1/4 inches, side to side 6 1/2 inches and 23 inches around the crown inside.

It is stamped by the maker; MDB inside of a shield with a partial rampant lion on top and M-D Barnette Co. 1120 -1124 16th St. Denver, Colo. The velvet fabric of the under brim and the grosgrain ribbon edging on the rim are in great condition.

Please refer to images for more details.

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We are Rose and Ann, a pair of – well let’s just say Mid Century Modern – cousins who travel and share a knack for finding the truly Different and Unique items of the life and times of bygone eras. We LOVE to find the wonderful items that we bring you in this shop almost as much as finds for our own collections.
We strive to offer the best in Unique, Antique, Vintage and Retro treasures to enhance your collections. Some are from our own overly large collection. Some we happen across in our travels and opt to share with our fellow enthusiasts. Regardless of your shopping goals from collecting to everyday wear to gifts and beyond, we hope you find something of interest. Enjoy and please come back often as we never know what we will find next!

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Returns, refunds or exchanges

Because each one is a pre-loved antique, vintage, or retro item, returns are not accepted. Please make sure you look at the pictures, description, and ask us questions if you have any, BEFORE you purchase. Only if we have completely misrepresented the item, and you send it back to us at your cost, we will discuss a refund with the customer.

Please remember these are all Vintage pieces and some blemishes are part of their charm. We do our best to describe each item as completely as possible; the photos are part of the description so please look them over carefully before you decide to purchase the item/s. As each one is unique, there are no exchanges available.
If you have any questions, Please contact us at rabulleo [!at] gmail.com

Faux Beaver Velvet Victorian Mans Hat Steampunk evening wear silk fancy mad men top hat gift


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: velvet, silk, victorian fashions, turn of the century 1900
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 40 reviews
  • Favorited by: 37 people