A revival of this style in the late
1800s and early 1900s, this popular
broad-brimmed hat is in a form thought to
resemble those oversized hats shown in
European ladies' portraits by Thomas
Gainsborough, the English artist (1727 - 1788).
This large hat ~ may also be known as a
"Rembrandt" or a Gainsborough" ~
is worn with one side of the wide brim turned
up and the other bent low over one eye.
Its antique-gold satin-lined flat crown and 6" brim
are covered with rich ivory ostrich plumes. An
antique-ivory lace bow and ivory, gold and
blue-gray flowers and their two-toned greenery
adorn the front and left side of the brim. Accenting
the back brim is a beautiful pearl and silver brooch
atop a large antique-ivory lace bow atop an
oversized satin gold print bow.
A hat of this type will be seen much on the
fashionable boulevards of our chief cities
and towns this year. But River Junction_s
is a one-of-a-kind hat no one else can
duplicate, so get it while it lasts.
Brim measures about 20" wide,
plume height rises to 11",
round sequined brooch is 3",
and bow is 15" wide and 11" high.