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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!
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: $85
Vintage 1940s Golden Yellow Faille Picture Hat

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Vintage 1940s Golden Yellow Faille Picture Hat

This 1940s hat is a vibrant golden yellow in rayon faille. It’s a lightweight hat, with a wired and pleated brim and soft crown. The brim edge has a soft flange and the seamed and shape crown has a band of black veiling. The interior has a matching grosgrain sweat band.

Label: Chez Manon 1604 Chestnut St. Philadelphia

Size: Crown: 20.75", Overall: 13" X 14"

Condition: Excellent, no spots, stains, repairs or holes. The interior organza interlining has losses.

Price: $75
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: $65
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: $75
Vintage Paris Made 1950s Solange de Fabry Coffee Brown Hat

Order #H857
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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: $95


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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: $75


Order #H862
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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: $35
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: $125
1930s Vintage Wide Brim White Cartwheel Straw Hat with Green and Gold Trim

1930s Vintage Wide Brim White Cartwheel Straw Hat with Green and Gold Trim

A lovely late 1930s cartwheel straw hat ( possible rye or wheat straw) with a white painted finish. The big twist is in wired green and gold velvet ribbon , while the band and brim edge are trimmed with a narrow green velvet ribbon. The back band is two narrow ribbons with elastics. The brim is stiff and holds its shape.

Label: none

Size: Crown: 17.5", Overall: 16" X 16"

Condition: excellent but for a few small areas where the natural color of the straw shows through the white finish.

Price: $115
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: $85
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: $105 
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: $65
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: $68
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: $95
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: $95
Vintage 1940s Red and Black Straw Tilt New York Creation Hat

This 1940s red fine straw hat has the tilt style of the time, with black grosgrain ribbon back band. The crown is shallow with a telescoped tip, while the wide brim is edged in wide grosgrain ribbon. The front of the brim is covered with black veiling and there is more ribbon trim there. This is from Selman’s, a very fine Louisville ladies’ store.

Label: Selman’s Louisville and a New York Creation

Size: Crown: 19.25", Overall: 12.5" X 13"

Condition: Excellent, No holes or stains. The veiling has some breaks.

Price: $65
Vintage 1930s to 1940s Black Straw Tilt Hat

This late 1930s to early 1940s black straw hat has the tilt style of the time, with an elasticized back band. The hat is trimmed with a large grosgrain ribbon bow and a crown wrap and streamer of veiling. Tuck an appropriate color accent in this, and it would go with almost anything.

Label: none

Size: Crown: 20.75", Overall: 12.5" X 12.5"

Condition: Excellent, light soil on interior band.

Price: $40
Vintage 1950s Beaded Magenta Felt Hat

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Vintage 1950s Beaded Magenta Felt Hat

This 1950s magenta peach bloom finish felt hat has wonderful silver bugle beading along the roll brim front and the molded swirl, with a snowflake there in beads and pearls. The crown is scattered with small silver rocaille beads. A stylish hat in a grand color from a fine Chicago department store.

Labels: Hats by Eddi, Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Chicago, and Biak Body Made in Italy

Size: labeled a 22.5. Crown: 21".

Condition: Excellent, No holes or stains.

Price: $65
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: $35
Adorable 1960s Red, White & Blue Trimmed Vintage Gloves

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Adorable 1960s Red, White & Blue Trimmed Vintage Gloves SZ 6-7

Love these short white gloves with red and blue ribbon insertion. The fashion for short gloves hung on form the 50s into the 60s - even the Mod girls wore gloves. With the hippie revolution, they were gone. But they do set off an outfit! These are a moderate stretch nylon in white with the grosgrain ribbon inserted in diagonal rows. Perfect for July 4th, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day - all those holidays, plus being a crisp compliment a summer dress in these colors.

Label: Enchante Antron 100 % Nylon by Fownes made in Philippines

Size: Labeled a 6-7. There is stretch.8" Long, with 6" Palm

Condition: Excellent, Clean, no wear or holes.

Price: $12
1910s Teens Sterling Silver Chatelaine Card Case

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1910s Teens Sterling Silver Chatelaine Card Case

This hallmarked English silver card case has a strong spring opening, finger ring and original elastic band to hold the cards in place. It is to flat to be a cigarette case. The hallmarks indicate it was made By Deakin and Francis in Birmingham, England in 1911. The interior has a gold pebbled finish.

Labels: 4 hallmarks: D&F for Deakin and Francis, an Anchor for Birmingham, a Lion for England, and an M in a shield for 1911.

Size: 2" wide, 3" long, length with chain 7".

Condition: Elastic is stretched out, some light scratching form use. Spring closure works very well.

Price: $85

1880s - 90s Antique Victorian Era Beaded Wire Bonnet in Red & Black

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1880s - 90s Antique Victorian Era Beaded Wire Bonnet in Red & Black

This charming wire bonnet is entirely covered in black glass beads of varying sizes and shapes, many small, some cabochons and a few with pointed tips. The wire frame has a narrow black taffeta lining at the crown, while a red satin ribbon is wound and puffed through the frame. There is also a black velvet ribbon at the base that extends into ties. The crown of the bonnet is unlined so that the beaded wire there is openwork. Quite the little jewel of a formal bonnet. This style was worn in the later 1880 and early 1890s.
The tie is unusual - one side is a short length, the other is a long one that loops back and hooks in position.

Label: none

Size:Overall - 8" X 6.5"

Condition: we have replaced some of the bead covered wires. The black velvet ribbon has discolored brown areas as shown. The red ribbon is fine. There may be a few beads messing still, but I would say this is 99% in tact.

Price: $125
1960s Vintage Christian Dior Red, White and Black Straw Turban

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1960s Vintage Christian Dior Red, White and Black Straw Turban

This high style hat from Christian Dior is a high,rounded turban style in red, white and black straw braid in a spiral pattern. The crown is finished with a solid red edging to match the red circle at the tip. Plus there is a matching tri-tone bow in front. The hat is lined in net. The front is pleated and scrunched up at the center for shape.

Label: Christian Dior Chapeaux Paris-New York

Size: Crown: 22"

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

Price: $98
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: $75
1960s Jack McConnell Turban with Rhinestones Red Feather Label

1960s Jack McConnell Turban with Rhinestones Red Feather Label

I do like a classy turban. This Jack McConnell creation has the red feather label, signifying a McConnell designed, custom made, one of a kind hat. The quality is lovely. The black silk is pleated at the back over the lightweight base, then expertly draped around the sides. The front inset is covered in rhinestone studs in two sizes.

Label: Styled by Jack McConnell New York

Size: Crown: 22”

Condition: Excellent. No spots, or holes.

Price: $100
Vintage 1950s Golden Yellow Wide Brimmed Straw Hat

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Vintage 1950s Golden Yellow Wide Brimmed Straw Hat

This rich golden yellow straw hat from the 1950s has a deep round crown, wide brim and wide grosgrain band to match. The brim is bound in more grosgrain, and the band has a clever curled ribbon detail at the back where the streamers hang. The interior is unlined, with a ribbon band.

Label: none

Condition: Excellent, no spots stains or holes.

Size: Crown: 21”, Brim overall: 16” X 16”

Price: $45
Antique 1890s Victorian Sage Green Velvet Hat with Wings

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Antique 1890s Victorian Sage Green Velvet Hat with Wings

This charming Victorian era hat illustrates the 1890s fashion for small hats with vertical height to balance the wide shoulder lines of the time. The sage velvet covers the flat crown and is draped around the sides to form a small brim. This then becomes a wired upright ‘wing’. Two taupe feather wings are tucked into the draping, and there is a black silk satin ribbon rosette for contrast. The lining is also black silk.

Label: none

Size: Crown: 15” Overall: 8” X 8.5”

Condition: Excellent but for losses to the feathers as shown. The color of the velvet appears to have changed a bit compared to the color at the base.

Price: $75
1900s Edwardian Antique Hat in Black Braid and Chiffon

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1900s Edwardian Antique Hat in Black Braid and Chiffon

This c. 1902 - 1907 early Edwardian era hat has a wire construction, making it very lightweight. That’s the secret to large hats - keeping them light enough to wear. This one is black braid with rows of pin tucked back silk chiffon over a wire frame, with topstitched black silk ribbon rosettes and a large silk rose . The lining is black silk as well. Is this a mourning hat? Possibly. But black was a popular fashion color in it’s own right.

Label: none

Size: Crown: 17.5” Overall: 11” X 8.5”

Condition: Excellent. No holes, spots or fading.

Price: $95
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: $85
Antique 1910s Teens German Silver Mesh Purse

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Antique 1910s Teens German Silver Mesh Purse

These small purses from the Teens are such pretty little baubles. This one is silver ring mesh with a woven mesh wrist strap and silver frame. The chasing on the tassel and strap slides is lovely as is the work on the Gothic arch shaped frame. The purse is hinged with a small clasp with inset blue glass stone.

Marks: Germany, Al Paca Soldered Mesh , GSJ

Size: Body is 6.5” X 4” , Length with handle and tassel is 13.75”

Condition: Excellent.

Price: $110
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: $160
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: $45
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: $135

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