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Oliver Brown specialises in top hats offering a substantial collection of beautiful antiques and contemporary alternatives. Antique silk top hats are considered the height of beauty and elegance because of their impressive shine, shape and lightness, which is second to none. Made from a unique silk plush with a long nap, giving it the beautifully polished look we recognise today, the looms that made this fabric are no longer in existence and general production has ceased. As a result those in a pristine condition or a larger size can be very rare and fetch higher prices. This is a very personal choice of top hat, so we recommend you book an appointment to view the hats and have a fitting.
This circa 1840 white gold beaver fur top hat by Christy’s 'Best' make London is incredibly rare and in pristine condition. The hat comes complete with a letter of provenance and the original cardboard box, the condition for its age is absolutely stunning.
size & fit
Modern hat size of 7 1/8 (or 58cm)
Height above rim is 6 ¾ inches
Depth of rim 2 ¾ inches
Details & care
Antique beaver fur.
Delivery & returns
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We operate a no-quibble returns policy, so after trying our products at home, we will happily exchange them or issue a refund within twenty-eight days provided they are returned in the condition in which they were received.