RARE XIX Cy LEGENDARY EMPEROR NAPOLEON 1st PERSONAL FELT HAT RESTORATIONS NEEDED For Sale
RARE XIX Cy LEGENDARY EMPEROR NAPOLEON 1st PERSONAL FELT HAT RESTORATIONS NEEDED:
Almost unique XIX Cy high quality Emperor Napoléon 1st personal felt ''bicorne'' hat. Traditional shaped hat ''...à la française'' in said ''black beaver felt'', ornamented with a tricolour metal cocarde (on trulyoriginal hat, colors faded, either for old XIXTh Cy silk cocarde, or forold XIXTh Cytricolorepainted metal cocarde), black thread ganse, wood button covered with silk (silk with gaps, see pictures). Dimensions circa Length 47 cm, front high 18 cm, rear high 25-26 cm.
Condition : with gaps, cracks, tears, décoloration, crushes, everything is original... restorations needed.
Origine : A little old written ''billet'' with indications of origine will be provided on request to the buyer. This billet with no certain warranty too.
History : Emperor Napoléon 1st, owned up to 120 felt hats, most of them have been dispatched to various collections throughout the time.About 32 of them are well known in museums and in private hands.All were made by the famous ''POUPARD'' Chapelier'' in Paris. Monsieur Poupard called himself :« chapelier, costumier et passementier de l'Empereur etdesprinces ».At that time, this hat costed 60 francs.At the Emperor's request, the inner silk liner is usually removed on these hats, like on this specimen.Every year, Napoleon House Services ordered 4 hats each for a 3 year period.Each of them priorly tested and worn by Napoléon personal buttler, ''Monsieur Constant''.These hats commonly bear a ''56'' head size. Our spécimen is crushed but might have been a ''56'' head size.
Napoleon 1st hats prices range from 280,000.00 up to 672,000.00 dollars.
More pictures available on request. All elements on this hat untouched since XIXth Cy, Napoleon the 1st reign.
If any question, feel free to ask.If any question, please do not hesitate to ask, we will be happy to provide You with all further éléments.As I am no specialist and no expert, only private collector, thanks to notice this old XIXth Cy historical artefact is offered to sale as described on pictures. This hat is no phony but sold without warranty.I reserve the right to cancel the sale if offers or offers are not sufficient.
Shipping will be free.Thanks in advance to accept there will be no return.Parcel is shipped quickly.A parcel tracking number is provided same day of shipping. In case of any accident, only the postal services will be taken for responsible.
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