Willow Hilson Vintage

"Silk Velvet Painted Flowers" Vintage 1920's Silk Velvet & Satin Floral Hat


This rare and incredibly intricate 1920's satin and silk velvet hat, constructed on an internal millinery woven organza base, internally lined in silk and edged with faille ribbon is a true masterpiece of its time. The external silk base of the hat is accented by deep purple velvet flowers, which are adorned with radiating painted brushstrokes in shades of yellow and orange, contouring the central twisted ribbon centres of the flowers. A rare piece to behold. 

Label: Ada & Brothers, Fifth Avenue New York 


Circumference: 23 inches
High of Crown: 5 inches

Size: Medium

Material: internal silk, silk satin, silk velvet, faille ribbon, paint, wire

Condition: This hat is in good But not perfect vintage condition. Fraying to the internal silk lining. Fraying to some of the external silk contouring the velvet flowers . Gentle wear to the painted finish on the velvet With gentle tarnishing to the lamé features and a few rhinestones missing from the ornate decorative stones along the front. Light and gentle wear to the felt lining, there appears to be an internal makeup mark where the hat sits along the top of the forehead.  Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report. 

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