American bicorn hat with cockade, trim and ostrich feather from the prominent Dyer family of Rhode Island c. late 19th century

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This hat was from a house belonging to the Dyer family of Rhode Island.  Elisha Dyer and his father at one time were Governors of Rhode Island.  The hat is a black beaver bicorn (chapeau de bras).   It has the original beautiful mint condition cockade, black corded trim and original black ostrich feather plume.  Inside the sky blue satin lining and leather band is as so in excellent condition.  The makers mark “Sam’l Masson Jr. 15 Cornhill Boston, Mass” is printed on the lining in gold tone.  

brim 16 inches

crown 5 inches

When I was a little girl I fell in love with Victorian cage crinolines.  Growing up that love became a passion for beautiful antique fashions, textiles and accessories.  That passion has enabled me to bring you some of the finest historic fashions available on the market today.  Collecting antique and vintage clothing is kind to the earth and a tangible investment option you can enjoy on a daily basis.  Appreciated by all ages and cultures it offers a wonderful connection to history, revealing how people lived.  The attention to detail in the construction of these intricate garments and accessories is remarkable.  There is significant value in owning quality antique garments and it is my pleasure to make them available to you.   

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