For your consideration is an antique/vintage, extra quality, silk plush (most likely beaver fur). Stove pipe top hat that manufactured in the early 1900's by Knox Hat Co in NYC.
It comes with its original leather luggage case/hat box that was manufactured by. Dunlap & Company, also a hat company.
A very close look at all the photographs. What I can definitely tell you about this hat, however, is that it and the box are family heirlooms. They belonged to a very distant relative of mine who. Lived in NYC in the late 1800s/early 1900s. The hat and its case have passed down through the generations of my family.
It's been stored for many decades in a climate controlled environment. But now it is time to find it a new home. From what I have read about the Knox Hat Co and the Dunlap Co, they were bitter rivals.Until they merged around 1918. That would seem to indicate that this hat. And case must date to around the time of this merger but it is certainly possible that. The hat feels like it is covered in a fine, short fur. Because it is a Knox hat, I believe that would most likely make this beaver fur. But I cannot attest to that for certain. This hat is very old and was worn so there is some damage. Under the brim the material is spotty from deterioration. The leather head band is separating from the body of the hat. The exterior of the hat, however, is in surprisingly fine condition. There is damage on the leather case. It is dry and powdery. The exterior straps are broken/missing. The small interior straps are still present. There is no key for the lock. The body and the lid of the case are sound. The silk linings in the hat and inside the case are intact with no tears or stains. I did my best to measure this hat in an attempt to size it. It was challenging because the leather head band is separating from the hat. I measured several times very carefully and got a reading. Of 57 1/2 cms or 22 inches. I believe this puts the hat between a 7 1/8 and a 7 1/4 or between a medium and a large. I will be happy to answer any additional questions you might have about these items. Please be assured that I will pack these items with the utmost care and. Again, please take a careful look at all the photographs as they are part of the description of the condition. Thank you for stopping by!
I just ask you to. Thank you for supporting my small business!The item "Antique KNOX Silk Plush TOP HAT Stove Pipe & DUNLAP LEATHER Hat Box CASE" is in sale since Thursday, September 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Men's Hats". The seller is "mcbjb21520" and is located in Camden-Wyoming, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Maldives, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.