A magnificent French antique bicorne hat from the 19th Century. It was worn as part of a naval officer's uniform during the 3rd Republic. It features a classic cocked form and comes presented in its original antique carrying case box.
The bicorne has been made from black felt and bordered with a broad woven silk ribbon that has been decorated with a row of ship's anchors and garlands of oak leaves. The front features 3 decorative gilt metal spirals which double around a large golden uniform button which has been stamped with the image of an anchor. The right corner features a blue, white and red tricolour cockade.
Each of the slender horns at the sides of the hat are decorated with gilt metal tassels.
The interior of the hat has been lined in royal blue satin and has a brown leather band that has been embossed with the manufacturer's mark. There are three small badges with the initials of the original wearer "R.L.M".
It has a size label which reads "56 & 4 1/2".
The wooden box has a hinged lid, metal latch and small carrying handle
17 1/2" long x 5" tall x 6 1/2" wide
(44,5 cm x 13 cm x 16,5 cm).
The bicorne hat is in excellent antique condition with very light signs of age.
The wooden box has patina and surface marks.
1-3 business days
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