PERFECT CONDITION Gentleman's Civil War/Antebellum Tall Beaver Fur LINCOLN STOVEPIPE TOP HAT, c. Nice antique Civil War gentleman's Lincoln style black beaver fur hat. Nice flat brims as is usually the case with these. This can be used as a functional item or as part of a costume, or as a nice antique decorative item.....
Anywhere in the house or as part of a Civil War or antique collection. NOT ONLY A TOP HAT BUT THE FAMOUS TALL "STOVEPIPE" STYLE MADE FAMOUS BY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. He is often pictured wearing one in period photographs. Maker's name is on the top of the crown of the inside, "Burdett, Washington St, Boston". Beaver fur on the outside is in perfect original condition.
Very wide leather sweat band, typical of the period, is also complete and in PERFECT condition (often damaged or at least partially missing). Original light cardboard/paper lining is also excellent. Hat measures about 7 1/2 high overall. Head opening measures about 7 3/4" x 6 1/2".
Brim around the outside of the head opening is 2 1/2 wide. Inner leather sweat band is very wide, as shown, measuring over 2 3/4 wide. Also has a typical thin 3/8 wide black silk ribbon around the crown, tied with a tiny bow. From a local New England collection.This was stored very well over the years, and you just don't find them in this kind of condition. THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST ONE YOU WILL EVER SEE AVAILABLE FOR SALE. The item "PERFECT, Tall Antique Civil War / Antebellum, Lincoln Stove Pipe Hat, Boston" is in sale since Saturday, March 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Men's Hats". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.