Harrod's Beaver Fur Top Hat and Travel Case with Transport Stickers, 1910 For Sale
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Harrod's Beaver Fur Top Hat and Travel Case with Transport Stickers, 1910

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Having belonged to a prominent Victorian-era surgeon whose family estate was in Mexico, this hat has traveled the world and has the transport stickers from Chile and Japan to prove it. Made of superior-quality beaver fur (the kind that required mercury and made hatters “mad”), the sheen is extraordinary and glows from every perspective. Beaver fur top hat with rolled grosgrain brim edge and 1 ¾” felted wool band; interior leather sweatband. Fully lined with ivory silk satin. Original travel case features hard-sided leather construction with top handle, buckling straps on both sides and spring tab luggage lock at front; interior fully lined with polished cotton damask. fabric: beaver fur, leather, silk satin, cotton damask noteworthy: brush with baby toothbrush or compressed air alterations: none condition: hat in excellent condition; travel case in very good condition with edge wear and surface scratches consistent with world travel and age measurements: •hat• crown diameter: 8” front to back, 6 ¼” side to side crown circumference: 21 ¼” (interior) brim depth: 2” at front and back, 1 ¾” at sides crown height: 6” •case• width: 10” wide at base – 13 ½” wide at top depth: 8 ¾” deep at base – 12 ½” deep at top height: concave lid is 8 ¾” tall at center and 10 ¼” tall at sides label: Harrods Ltd (Buenos Aires) / monogrammed FVV (Federico Vallez Vargas) inside crown size: no size tag present; comparable to modern size 6 ¾ (or 21 ¼ inches)

Details

  • Designer
    Harrod's
  • Brand
    Harrod's
  • In the Style Of
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    Argentina
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Hat in excellent condition; travel case in good condition with edge wear and surface scratches consistent with world travel and age
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 6 in. x Dm 8 in.H 15.24 cm x Dm 20.32 cm
  • Marked Size
    none; compare to men's size 6 ¾ (US)
  • Diameter
    8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Seller Reference Number
    0413.15.023
  • Reference Number
    LU86435486072
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