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Vintage Hats, Purse & Shoes
Formerly known as the Accessories department, here is where you will find all our hats, shoes, gloves, purses, shawls, shoes and even the odd parasol. If we have stockings, they will be here, too!

1890s Straw, Lace and Wire Vintage Bonnet with Violets and Aigrette

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1890s Straw, Lace and Wire Vintage Bonnet with Violets and Aigrette

This adorable c. 1895 dress bonnet or hat is a confection of wire, straw, lace and plumes. The base is straw, with a rippled brim and is trimmed with vertical wings of wired black lace, bunches of purple violets and an aigrette of black plumes. The under brim is black net with a small bunch of black violets. The ties are black velvet ribbons. With a combination of black and violet, this could have been worn for mourning.

Label: paper tag - 18

Size : Overall: 9” X 7”. Feathers make it 9” High

Price: $135
1900s Cream Fur Felt Wide Brim Vintage Edwardian Hat with Ostrich Plumes

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1900s Cream Fur Felt Wide Brim Vintage Edwardian Hat with Ostrich Plumes

This is a very grand c. 1904 - 1910 hat in all cream tones. The hat itself is shaggy fur felt with a wide crown and wide brim. The interior has a velvet sizer to make it sit properly on the head. The plumes are wired for shape and sweep round the front brim. The wide silk ribbon has satin and moiré stripes. The original black elastic keeper is inside as well. I did a little research, and I believe the small corner that remains of the second label refers to the Samuel Ach Co., a large wholesale and tailor made hat maker at 817-823 Walnut St., Cincinnati Ohio.  The patent date is Sept. 6, 1904.

Label: Paper label: Breslin licensed under patent 769558, corner of second label: Sam… …nnati

Size: Crown: one size fits all, Overall : 19” X 18”, Height” 6.5”

Condition: A little overall dinginess, as is to be expected of an old white hat. There are brown spots as shown. The plumes are original, as are the interior fittings. The ribbon is not, although it is of the period. The original décor had been removed, so we did this one with antique ribbon. The plumes are shedding a bit.

Price: $225
1940s Vintage Midnight Blue Felt Dobbs Fedora Hat

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1940s Vintage Midnight Blue Felt Dobbs Fedora Hat

Don’t worry - this is a ladies hat, even though it’s sized a 7. It was made by Dobbs, a major maker of men’s hats, so the men’s sizing is not too surprising. This has a very tailored, masculine feel with the telescoped crown and turned up brim. There’s a grosgrain ribbon band on the crown. The interior band is stamped with the maker and the store. There is an elastic keeper a well.

Labels: Dobbs Town Club and Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Chicago

Size: Labeled a Sz 7. Crown: 20.5” Overall: 10.5” X 10.5”

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $35
1940s Vintage Chocolate Brown Felt Hat

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1940s Vintage Chocolate Brown Felt Hat

This 1940s chocolate brown felt hat has a big bumper brim with a deeply telescoped crown. The sides each have a sweet felt bow to match.

Labels: Peggy Moran 2108 E. 71st St. Chicago

Size: Crown: 18.5” Overall: 8” X 8”

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $35
1960s Vintage Black Felt Hat with Pine Cones by Caspar Davis

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1960s Vintage Black Felt Hat with Pine Cones by Caspar Davis

This quirky hat appeals to me. The base is a black felt with a bucket front. The quirky is the wreath of glitter pine cones and green leaves across the front with black veiling behind it. Caspar Davis was a well known Hollywood maker of quality hats. He was often mentioned and advertised alongside such artists as G. Howard Hodge and Leslie James. Caspar Davis received national newspaper coverage from at least 1941 to 1969. Two lines were mentioned: “Studio Styles” and “Movie Mode”. Prices ranged from $25 - $45, so these were expensive hats. Caspar Davis used Hollywood studio starlets to model hats for much of their advertising, certainly using the glamour of film to add cachet to the lines. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette in 1941 called Caspar-Davis one of California’s outstanding designers. In 1955, Caspar Davis is credited with hats for the TV series, My Little Margie.

Label: An Original Studio Style designed by Caspar Davis of Hollywood

Size: Crown: approx. 19.5” Overall: 8.5” X 9”

Condition: No spots or stains. Only one leaf was remaining, so we were able to find period leaves that were a good very good match and replaced the missing ones.

Price: $55
Victorian 1850s - 1860s Bone Handle Carriage Parasol in Green and Tan Plaid

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Victorian 1850s - 1860s Bone Handle Carriage Parasol in Green and Tan Plaid

We offered a blue parasol recently, now we have a green plaid. This is a classic folding carriage parasol, with carved bone handle, wood rod, brass slide, and intricate bone finial with loop. The ribs appear to be whalebone. They aren’t metal or wood. The cover is a silk in forest green, golden tan and black plaid with two layers of silk fringe at the edge and top.

Label: none

Size: Length when extended: 24", 16" Across

Condition: Very Good, with one small split as shown. The hook end of the handle screw on and off, but will not screw all the way down leaving a gap as shown. Perhaps the metal screw needs to be shortened or the bone drilled out a bit? Or just a ribbon tied around it? I do not recommend opening this all the way. The silk will not take the stress.

Price: $195
1920s Vintage Silver Lamé Bar Strap Evening Shoes

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1920s Vintage Silver Lamé Bar Strap Evening Shoes

We found these recently in an unlikely spot, and that always makes us Happy. They are 1920s silver lame bar trap pumps with a Cuban heel. The straps has a small pearl button. The soles are leather of course. These are labeled inside, but it’s very hard to read.

Label: Handmade Turns Sta?? Shank on one insole, ??-plex Shoes label on other

Size: Approx. a 6. Length: 9.5", Width on outside: 2.75" wide.
Heel: 2 .5"

Condition: solid, with wear to sole as shown and light wear to edging bindings. There is one small break to the weft on the back of one heel.

Price: $85
Early 1960s Vintage Italian Made Mod Tan & Brown Two Tone Pumps with Square Kitten Heels

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Early 1960s Vintage Italian Made Mod Tan & Brown Two Tone Pumps with Square Kitten Heels

These stylish early 1960s shoes have an extreme heel: kitten height, with a very pinched spool heel. But Square at the tip! Very distinctive. The uppers are tan doeskin and brown leather, with a leather bow at the instep. Very sporty. They are Italian made, and I believe the style name is Colati. Stewart’s was a fine old Louisville department store. These have a long pointed toe, so the length measurement is a bit extreme for the size.

Labels - Amalfi Rangoni made in Florence Italy, Colati, Stewart’s

Size: Approx. a 6. Length: 10", Width: 2.75", Heel: 2".

Condition: Wear to the sole as shown, one small dark scuff at the right toe as shown.

Price: $25
1920s Vintage Brown Straw Cloche Hat with Couched Trim

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1920s Vintage Brown Straw Cloche Hat with Couched Trims

This stylish deep crown cloche hat is c. 1918 - 1922. It’s modified bicorne style, in brown straw with a deep brim that hugs the crown front and back .The brim is covered n burnt orange silk with gold tube braid and black trim with coiled iridescent celluloid (?) in squiggles overall. There is also horsehair braid edging the brims to soften the line. The crown is seamed with contrast piping. The black silk lining is original.

Label: CD Co. Clar-Davi Hats Columbus New York

Size: Crown: 22", Overall: 10" X 8"

Condition: Wear to the piping as shown, and losses to the coils of celluloid.

Price: $155
1940s Gold Lame and Black Velvet Vintage Hat a NY Creation

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1940s Gold Lame and Black Velvet Vintage Hat a NY Creation

This early 1940s evening hat is in a bonnet style with draped and pleated gold lame and black velvet. The bonnet look had a revival in the 1940s, and I am told this is an uncommon example.It sits far back on the head with black velvet cords as ties. The hat is lined in taffeta and has a grosgrain band.

Label: a New York Creation

Size: adjustable, overall: 6" X 8"

Condition: Excellent, no spots, stains, repairs or holes.

Price: $45
1940s Slate Blue Felt Tilt Hat with Feathers and Veil

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1940s Slate Blue Felt Tilt Hat with Feathers & Veil

This 1940s slate blue wool felt hat has a rakish tilt in a brimless style with a wide elasticized back band to hold it at just the right angle. The front of the shaped toque has a wide band of blue and wine fathers under a soft veiling. This veiling has a lovely feminine floral motif.

Label: Loveman’s Inc. McHenry’s Hat Nashville and Consumers Protection Label

Size: Crown: 21.25", labeled a 23

Condition: Excellent, no spots or holes there is soil along the interior grosgrain at the front.

Price: $45
1950s Beaded Cocktail or Evening Hat in Copper and Chocolate

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1950s Beaded Cocktail or Evening Hat in Copper and Chocolate

Wonderful 1950s hat has a felt base and is covered with copper beads in a swirling pattern. The 3 dimensional front swirl is covered with copper bugle beads. Frank M Benson was apparently a Dallas based millinery company.

Label: Frank M. Benson

Size: Crown: 19.5"

Condition: Excellent, no spots, stains, repairs or holes.

Price: $60
Vintage Paris Made 1950s Solange de Fabry Coffee Brown Hat

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Vintage Paris Made 1950s Solange de Fabry Coffee Brown Hat

We have such a nice lot of hats from a local estate. This one is by Solange de Fabry, a Parisian milliner. It’s 1950s, with a soft bucket shape and a pale blue pleated velvet band caught with rhinestone trim. The crown telescopes a bit, while the interior is finished with a black grosgrain band.

Label: Solange de Fabry 33 Rue de Ponthieu Paris

Size: crown: 19"

Condition: Excellent. No stains holes or mends. The velvet ha slight soiling at the edges of the pleats.

Price: $35


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Vintage 1960s Magenta Red Velvet Hat or Beret

This dramatic 1960s magenta velvet draped and gathered hat has a band, so I’m calling it a beret! I suppose it is also a toque. And there is certainly a little turban feel to the draping. This is soft, but has shape. It is lined in taffeta.

Label: Webron Model

Size: Crown: 21.5"

Condition: Excellent, no holes, stains.

Price: $45


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1960s Vintage Mod French Faux Fur Visor Cap

This stylish Mod visor cap was brought over to the USA in the 60s by the original owner. The cap is a deep pile, soft faux fur in dark chocolate while the visor is a lighter brown vinyl. The lining is cream satin.

Label: Société Néodaim Acrylic Coton 20% Marque Deposée Made in France

Size: Crown: 20.5"

Condition: Very good with a mark on the vinyl visor as shown, some shiny streaks son the visor under brim

Price: $22
Whiting and Davis Enamel Mesh Art Deco Style Vintage Purse in Gold

1920s Whiting & Davis Enamel Mesh Art Deco Style Vintage Purse in Gold

The lovely 1920s metal mesh bag has a deco style frame, chain handle and zigzag edge. The enamel pattern is geometric with Deco Influence. The colors are an aqua blue, rust brown, yellow gold on a gold metal ground.

Label: Whiting & Davis Mesh Bag metal tag

Size: Body of purse is 4" Wide X 6.5" Long, Overall Length with chain: 12.5"

Condition: Excellent, very light loss to gold plating on frame - see close-up.

Price: RESERVED $100
1940s Wide Brim Straw Garden Party Vintage Hat

1940s Wide Brim Straw Garden Party Vintage Hat

A lovely classic garden party summer hat in a fine natural Milan straw braid with black velvet ribbon draped band and bow. I believe this is 40s, but this is a classic hat style that was popular form the late 30s to the early 50s. The brim has been set on the crown to angle it up at the back, where a black velvet bow rests under the brim. The brim is soft and the shape depends very much upon where it is worn on the head. An a big thank you to Barbara of Rue de la Paix for help with dating this one!

Label: none

Size: Crown: 21.5", Overall: 17.5" X 15"

Condition: excellent but for a stretched out elastic. This can be replaced if desired.

Price: $45
Vintage 1940s Peach Floral and Green Ribbon Hat with Snood

Vintage 1940s Peach Floral and Green Ribbon Hat with Snood

This sweet 1940s peach silk georgette hat has a cap crown with pink flowers and a georgette snood accented with olive grosgrain ribbon bows. This can be worn tilted forward, but it raises the back drape up a bit. When worn a bit further back on the head, the drape seems to fall better.

Label: Jenny Lind Louisville

Size: Cap overall 5" X 5.5", CB length of drape from edge of cap: 8.5"

Condition: Excellent.

Price: $65
Vintage 1950s Copper Beaded Purse Hand Bag

Vintage 1950s Copper Beaded Purse Hand Bag

Copper or Bronze? It’s how you look at it I suppose. This 1950s purse is encrusted with glass beads, completely covered from the bottom to the handle. The top opens with a hinged metal tension frame and is lined in satin with a small mirror pocket. No zipper or other clasp.

Label: none

Size: Width: 6",Length: 9", Depth: 3.5" (not including handle).

Condition: Excellent

Price: $45
Vintage 1950s <i>Hattie Carnegie</i> Two Tone Straw Hat 

Vintage 1950s Hattie Carnegie Two Tone Straw Hat

Such a different hat from Madame Carnegie! We show it worn two ways: one as marked in the hat which shows as a turban style, and the other as a cap with the black section as a brim. It’s pretty soft, it could work either way. The black straw panel and bow are very fine and have a gloss to them. This contrasts well with the fancy textured woven braid in natural and cream colors. There is no lining just a black grosgrain band.

Label: Hattie Carnegie Original

Size: crown: 22.25"

Condition: Excellent. No stains holes or mends.

Price: $55
Vintage Paris Made 1950s Solange de Fabry White Hat

Vintage Paris Made 1950s Solange de Fabry White Hat

We have such a nice lot of hats from a local estate. This one is by Solange de Fabry, a Parisian milliner. It’s 1950s, with a soft shape and very lightweight construction with what appears to be white veiling over a net and wire base. There is a deep gold velvet bow tat the right side back.

Label: Solange de Fabry 33 Rue de Ponthieu Paris

Size: crown: 22.5", Overall: 11" X 10"

Condition: Excellent. No stains holes or mends.

Price: $45
1880s Victorian Beaded Black Net Bonnet with Red Flowers

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1880s Victorian Beaded Black Net Bonnet with Red Flowers

This sweet bonnet is a wire confection in net and beading, with both black and red flowers. Plus wired tremblers with beads and dangles. Most likely this was a evening or formal bonnet, and probably a married woman’s. This style was popular for a long time from the late 1880s, into the 1890s and up to 1900.

Label: None

Size: Width: 7", Length: 9"

Condition: the netting is fragile, but intact. The tremblers are missing some beads.

Price: $75
1950s Pale Yellow Straw Beret with Multi-color Ribbon Streamers

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1950s Pale Yellow Straw Beret with Multi-color Ribbon Streamers

This sweet hat is essentially a straw beret in a very soft yellow. The long streamers are grosgrain ribbons in navy, yellow, red, and brown. At the crown, the ends are left free to form what would be the little stem on a wool tam. The interior has a yellow grosgrain ribbon band and a black elastic cord back band.

Label: paper tag: 1624

Size: Crown: 21".

Condition: Excellent. No spots, stains or signs of wear.

Price: $20
1850s - 1860s Victorian Era Navy Blue Wool Bonnet

1850s - 1860s Victorian Era Navy Blue Wool Bonnet

This soft, unstructured bonnet is mid 19th Century, most likely 1850s - 1860s. It has a soft crown in blue wool, with a gathered bavolet fringed in wool yarn as well. The fringe looks like wisteria. The face edge is heavily gathered and edged with pinked ruffles. There are two silk faille bows, one at the back and one at the center front. The front face ruffles are shaped into a ‘V’ at the forehead. There is a silk ribbon to tie.

Label: none

Size: One size, 19” from front of bonnet over head to end of fringe

Condition: There is surface damage to the wool at the back - apparently from moths as shown.

Price: $60
Antique 1910s Teens Silver Compact Purse

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Antique 1910s Teens Silver Compact Purse

These small purses from the Teens are such pretty little baubles. This one would hold a few bills, some coins, and face powder in the mirror compartment. On the backside of the mirror is a celluloid inset for writing notes in pencil. A dance card, I suspect. That’s’ about it. The front is pebble textures with an monogrammed oval cartouche. The back is plain. The small chain handle has long, rectangular links. I believe this to be good silver-plate as it is not marked sterling anywhere. E.A.M is for Elgin American Manufacturing.

Marks: Monogram: LTJ. Mark E.A.M. with arrow, plus numerals 869, and 345868

Size: Body of purse is 3.5” X 2 3/8”

Condition: Very good, with some scratches on back and some darkening to plating on inside

Price: $65
1950s Vintage Lilly Dache New Look Hat in Amber Braid

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1950s Vintage Lilly Dache New Look Hat in Amber Braid

This is an astounding hat form Lilly Dache. It’s all hand sewn horsehair braid. Rows and rows of braid. The amount and quality of the labor is amazing. This is a soft and light hat - all braid and some wire, with a soft crown and a tan veiling overlay. The tulle is pleated over the under brim except at the front, where it switches and cover a triangle of the upper brim , with the point coming to the horsehair braid bow. The color is somewhat changeable - a dark amber in low light, and a glowing one in bright electric light.
There is no lining.

Label: Lilly Dache Paris 78 East 56th St New York

Size: Crown: 20”,Brim overall: 20” X 20”

Condition: Excellent, the veiling is a bit frayed around the brim edge as shown.

Price: $150
Victorian 1870s Men’s Cotton Canvas Envelope Wallet

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Victorian 1870s Mens Cotton Canvas Envelope Wallet

This c. 1875 tan cotton canvas accordion style envelope wallet has leather binding, four accordion pockets and one pocket inside the flap. The hand inked interior has red and black calligraphy with German? or English lettering. I think I read it as F A Gardh. Or J.A. Hardh. There are stamped names on the inside slide pockets on the flap as well. But it’s illegible, at least to me! The wallet is stitched in red to match the calligraphy.

Label: none

Size: 8.5” Long, 4.5” Wide when folded

Condition: Wear and soiling to the exterior as shown, with some wear to leather edges and what a line of dark stains on the flap. Interior is clean.

Price: $35
1910s Edwardian Beaded Purse in Red, Blue and Yellow with Filigree Frame

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1910s Edwardian Beaded Purse in Red, Blue and Yellow with Filigree Frame

We are happy to offer this great little 1910s beaded bag in red, yellow, slate blue, white and black. The pattern is somewhat abstract leaf shapes with a white bottom. The frame is a filigree type with chain. The blue silk lining is original and is in good condition. The purse is the same front and back. This is a charming and even useable example of a 1910s ladies bag.

Label: none

Size:5.5” X 6”, not including chain

Condition: Excellent. The filigree has lost most of its silvering. There is a brown spot on the base as shown. The lining is in very good condition. The beads are intact. The color is strong and not faded.

Price: $95
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