Dating rose medallion
The original owner of the cap undoubtedly was Catholic because his hat is holy; excuse the pun!
What we are saying is that the piece, although great looking, is, unfortunately, full of moth holes.
The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th birthday of the United States.
Although this grand world's fair showcased the United State's industrial accomplishments it also reminded Americans of their origins.
Auction house based at Old Dalby, just off the A46 between Leicester and Nottingham.
Regular auctions specialising in antiques, collectables, curios, interiors, decorative arts, costume, clothing and props. Auctions are held in the evenings at our saleroom in Old Dalby.
Those damned moths are very fond of Italian food, or it would seem so.
Seriously, however, this is a very sharp-looking Italian forage cap and really quite rare in any condition.
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Every Wednesday outside on Meadow Road / High Street, Kettering.
Our specialist market has become established with 13 regular traders, however we are always pleased to welcome new traders in secondhand, collectables, house clearance & bric a brac items.
The 18th and 19th century category of antique quilts, spans approximately 120 years, and encompasses a large variety of styles and fabrics.
The earliest antique quilts available for sale at Rocky Mountain Quilts are from the last quarter of the 18th century.