1940s Straw Picture Hat with Violet Flowers & Pink Striped Ribbon - 40s Spring Wide Brim Millinery - Estate of Hollywood Star Gladys Glad

$ 295.00

Exceptional 1940s picture hat from the estate of a Hollywood starlet, this artfully made straw hat has a wide brim & Victorian inspired trims reminiscent of the 1890s. The front half of the hat is generously overflowing with rich violet flowers, soft and charming for springtime, with large loops of antique mauve pink striped ribbons in lavish detail. Originally owned and worn by Gladys Glad.

20 3/4 Inches Circumference at inside base of crown, Crown Height 2 1/4, Brim is 5 Inches at Center Front


None, probably custom made

Natural beige openwork straw with a marvelous openwork texture, deep dark purple violet silk flowers with raw edges & dark gray milliner's stems, mauve pink & offwhite striped silk ribbon with sheer organza stripes between stripes, beige interior grosgrain ribbon

None needed


Condition Detail
Lovely inside and out, the flowers are very slightly frayed in a few places as their edges are unfinished, the inside grosgrain band has mild beige toning from the forehead

Washing Instructions
Steam and block at milliner's

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