Lady's hat

Lady's hat
Lady's hat
ca. 1883
Velvet, silk, beads
Overall: 2 1/2 x 6 x 8 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 15.2 x 21.6 cm )
Lady's brimless, beaded hat with soft, red velvet crown, pale green velvet ribbon bow in front, and two black ribbon streamers in back; crown dotted with coral beads sandwiched between smaller gray beads and surrounded with fringe consisting of loops of charcoal gray beads with coral pendants; lined with ivory silk.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Marguerite Alice Bruns
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Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this hat was made for the trousseau of the donor's grandmother, Carmelite Constant Bowling, a native of New Orleans. Miss Bowling married Lieutenant Christopher Leslie Bruns, U.S.N.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group