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  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reboux, Caroline, born 1837 - died 1927 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pine marten fur, grosgrain ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sybil, Marchioness of Cholmondeley

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

Physical description

Pine marten hat trimmed with pale blue grosgrain ribbons.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)


c. 1897 (made)


Reboux, Caroline, born 1837 - died 1927 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pine marten fur, grosgrain ribbon


Height: 430 mm Approx., Width: 240 mm, Depth: 260 mm

Object history note

This hat is said to have been worn by the Empress Eugenie in 1865-1870, however the style indicates a later date of c. 1897 and therefore cannot be linked to Empress Eugenie. The hat was originally described as sable fur, but has since been identified by a furrier as pine marten.

The hat was displayed in "Fashion: An Anthology" by Cecil Beaton, 1971-72.

Descriptive line

Hat, pine marten fur and silk grosgrain ribbon, possibly designed by Caroline Reboux, Paris, c. 1897.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Fashion : An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. London : H.M.S.O., 1971


Fur; Grosgrain




Hats & headwear; Fashion; Accessories; Clothing; Royalty; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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