Two mid 18th century bergère hats. One of straw with peach ribbed silk ribbons, labelled inside the crown 'F. Gorringe, Buckingham Palace Road, London; the other of straw covered with later buff-coloured wool and gilt lamé.
Woman's hat, cream silk over straw 1760-1785
18th century bergre hat.
Ribbon is stitched to the UNDERSIDE of the crown. Bergère hat Date: 18th century Culture: British Medium: straw Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1969
ivory and pearl grey silk covered hat, 1770s by Fashionable Frolick, via Flickr