Bicorn velour hat, Paris, France, 1850-1910

Made:
1850-1910 in Paris

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Black velour bicorn-academician's hat, decorated with cockade and ostrich feathers, owned and worn by Georges Dieulafoy and then inherited by his nephew Bessaiquet(?), accompanied by certificate of authenticity, made by Donny, Paris, French, 1850-1910

Decorated with a cockade and ostrich feathers, this velour hat was worn by Georges Dieulafoy (1839-1911), a famous French surgeon, physician and pathologist. A number of medical conditions are named after him and he also invented a variety of instruments – most notably an aspirator for removing liquid from the pleura which surround the lungs.

Hats like this one were worn by members of academic and scientific societies.

Details

Category:
Wellcome (general)
Object Number:
A659236
Materials:
feathers, ostrich, leather, petersham, ribbon, silk, cloth, velour, cloth
type:
hat
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • headgear
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Marindaz
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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