Art/ Collection/ Art Object


Mme. Mantel (French)
ca. 1885
fur, wool, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the Princess Viggo in accordance with the wishes of the Misses Hewitt, 1931
Accession Number:
Not on view
The style of this hat is based on men's headwear. The crown shape was popular in the 1880s. The hat matches well with the English tailor-made suit, a form that gained popularity at this time because it accommodated an increasingly active lifestyle. The medium, beaver was a sought after-material for millinery in the 19th century, preferred for its luster and elegant appearance.
Marking: Label: "Mme. Mantel/37. Boul.d des Capucines/Paris"
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