Antique Millinery Hat Form c.1890-1920
An original wooden millinery wide brim hat form with various stamps including "Chase" and "7".
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1860-1920.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 7 in. W 13 in. D 11.75 in. Center Block: 5" H 7.75" W 6 3/8" D 22" circumference
In millinery, 'blocking' is the process of shaping material onto a mold to form the body of the hat. Hat blocks are the molds used in this process. They are usually carved from wood, but you can also find aluminum and poly blocks.