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Bes-Ben Chicago Peacock Feather Fringe Fur Felt Cloche, 1940s

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Type Cloche Hat, Fascinator
Brand Bes-Ben, Merrimac
Materials Fur Felt, Peacock Feathers, Grosgrain
Period Mid-20th Century, Vintage
Origin United States
Additional Information Benjamin B. Green-Field (1898-1988), known as ‘Chicago’s Mad Hatter,’ established the Bes-Ben millinery label with his sister Bessie in 1920.
  • Secondhand clothing, handbags and accessories may retain minor imperfections throughout. Any measurements provided are approximate.


- aftermarket numbered white label stitched to the inner band; areas of damage to feathers; lint accumulation to fur felt; surface wear to brim edge; light soiling to inner band.


7.75" W x 3.5" H x 8.75" D

- measures Merrimac fur felt cloche exclusive of ornamentation: 20" interior circumference, 4.5" feather fringe.

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