Edwardian Straw Hat with Silk Bow, Ostrich Feathers, and Matching Celluloid Hat Pins
Edwardian straw hat with silk satin band and bow, ostrich feathers, and matching celluloid hat pins.
Made by Nicolai Co.
Large Edwardian straw hat, with a cream silk satin pleated band and bow, cream ostrich feathers, and two matching cream faux ivory celluloid hat pins. The hat pins are teardrop shaped. The brim of the hat is edged with the same silk satin fabric as the band. The interior of the crown is lined in thin cream silk, and has a label that says "Nicolai Co Millinery, Wisconsin St near the bridge."
In great condition for its age. It is a little smooshed, but not bent or cracked. It has a few spots on the silk (the little pin dot hole/spot in the last photo -- it is almost covered by a pleat in the band; and a dark smudge on the brim edging on the underside of the hat, seen in the next to last photo). There are a few small pin holes in the straw. One hat pin has a 1/2" section of rust on the pin. The interior silk lining has a few spots and tiny holes.
The brim is 4" wide, the crown is 3" tall, and the interior circumference is 22.25".