Posts tagged extant
Posts tagged extant
Gold and Cryshoprase Tiara, 1838, Victoria and Albert Museum.
I want it.
Turban, 1820-1835, Victoria and Albert Museum
I love the combination of textures and colors in this turban! Velvet is one of those fabrics that I generally dislike because it is almost overwhelmingly rich (like a piece of cake with too much icing), but I love seeing little hints of it paired with a nice crisp silk. The contrast is lovely.
Not knowing how to weave straw is one of the biggest disappointments of my life.
What a charming little hat! That veil is gorgeous!
Rush hat, 19th Century
Korean Art Collection
Peabody Essex Museum
Now THIS is a muthaeffin HAT!
Orientalist caps, ca 1907 France
Dragoon Helmet, 1790s-1820s via the New York Historical Society.
Please click the link for some contradictory dating of this helmet!
Does anyone else have weakness for dragoon helmets? Where is my Banastre Tarleton gif when I need one?
Revolutionary War Cocked Hat, 1776-1780. Via the New York Historical Society.
“According to the accession records, this hat was worn by John Shethar of Connecticut, an ancestor of the donor. Shethar was made a lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Dragoons December 31, 1776, and promoted to captain October 11, 1777. He resigned from military service March 8, 1780.”
You know, for the ubiquity of the black cocked hat in our history, there really aren’t that many that still exist today. The gorgeous silk cockade is icing on the cake!
Helmet, Italy, Etruscan, 3rd century B.C
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Located in the Hammer Building room 308
Coral Tiara | c. 1860 - 1870
Phillips Brothers, in which the dominant partner was Robert Phillips, were the leading supplier of coral goods in London, as well as being important goldsmiths and jewellers. In 1870 the firm advertised that it had ‘the most complete collection of fine coral work in the world’. Robert Phillips received the order of the Crown of Italy for his services to the coral industry in Naples.
I love this so much I posted it twice.
Hello you pretty thing!
Evening Hat, 1920-1928, Cotton Felt, Machine Lace, and Metallic Wire, The Mint Museum
Did y’all miss me!? Sorry for the radio silence- I’ve been on vacation traipsing around North Carolina. One of the stops was at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, where they are doing an exhibit on historic costume. It was…ok. Some of the objects were wildly mislabled and they threw all kinds of crazy modern ribbons and trim and jewelery on the mannequins and gowns, but there was still some awesome stuff. Including this incredible hat! And they let you take pictures, which is always fabulous.
I’ll be posting more pictures of the costumes and accessories on my personal tumblr, thecityoftaylor.tumblr.com
Comb head. 1900, France. Tortoise shell, diamonds, pearls, gold and silver. Missing comb teeth. Previously part of a comb tiara.
This is just glorious!
South Italian-Chalcidian helmet with volutes over the temples
Look at the snakes!
My great-grandfather brought this back when he returned from WWI. It is one of my most prized possessions. The ball (in place of the spike) indicates that it is from an artillery regiment.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Oh, I’m so making this…