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Object ID 004091

Object Name Floral Hat Box with White Pillbox Hat

Object Desc A well worn off-white hat box with a all over floral design and small metal latch on the front. Hat inside has white silky material and sequin design attached to a stiff netted base.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004077a-b

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General Category History

Category Hats


Source Category Donation

Accession Date MAR 18,2016

Credit/Acknowledgement Paula Nickel

Location Room 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1950

End Year Range 1970

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords wedding,hats,women,pillbox style,fashion,accessories,

Title Floral Hat Box with White Pillbox Hat

Description [a] Hat box is well worn square shape with all over floral design. Coloring is faded and/or discolored with age. The floral fabric which covers the box has some tears and wearing at the corners and edges. There is a silver metal clasp at the front of the box in a triangluar or seashell shape. The inside of the box is lined with an off-white silky material. [b] The base of the hat is made out of a stiff white woven material that resembles netting. There are silky pieces of fabric glued around the sides of the hat that have been cut to resemble feathers or flowers. There is a white pearlescent rounded tip on each of the fabrics pointed ends. Alternating between the silk fabric is a white sequined design in a similar shape with darker grey beading outlining the shape. The top of the hat more of the silk material layered in the center with pointed ends. These ends also have pearlescent tips and much of the hats base is exposed on the top of the hat.


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Height 3

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 7

Circumference 25

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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Image Caption CMY4077a-b



Date MAR 30,2016

Summary Fair Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes The hat box has considerable wear and tear throughout - its coloring is faded and yellowed with age. The fabric that covers the box is torn/worn away at the corners adn edges. The cardboard at the bottom of the box has tears in it as well. The silky fabic on the inside of the box is slighly discolored with some staining on the top lid. The inside of the top lid is loose. The hat itself is in fairly good condition, the silky fabic is slightly frayed at the edges but all seems intact and the coloring is only slightly yellowed.