Although I have never heard of this milliner, I can imagine what a fabulous shop this must have been. The hat reads "F. Cermance, 22 Rue Riche, Paris" and "Made in France."
The outer side of the hat is black felt with two black grosgrain 3" wide ribbons (3 layers per side.) There is also a one inch grosgrain ribbon around the crown. The bottom of the hat is a beautiful kelly green felt.
The overall effect of the hat is lovely but there are a couple issues to note:
There is about 1/4" by 4" fade on the innermost side of the under brim. This will not be noticed when worn.
There is one tiny snag on the top of the brim. Please see pic. The hat was in an attic and good use a good wipe down with a damp cloth.
Because of these two issues, I rating this as being in. VERY GOOD condition:
I wear a 21" circumference and it fits perfectly.
Brim: To 4"
VINTAGE CONDITION RATINGS
Mint: Never worn or used. No flaws or wear.
Near Mint: Possibly worn with little to no signs of wear and no flaws.
Excellent: Previously worn or used with no noticeable flaws.
Very Good: Previously worn with noted minor flaws not noticeable for wear.
Good: Minor flaws as noted. Wearable. Minor repairs required.
Good-aged: Overall good condition, either a little faded, or just looks "tired."
Fair: Numerous noted flaws, possibly wearable after care or repair.
Poor: Damage which cannot be repaired. Possible use as study piece or cutter.
PLEASE NOTE IF I OVER ESTIMATED POSTAGE I WILL REFUND BALANCE! :)
STORE POLICIES 1. Nature of Vintage: Vintage clothing is just that, VINTAGE, Items are usually decades old, and because of that, there will most likely always be a few MINOR flaws not described. I do my absolute best to examine my items as closely as possible so as to record and describe these issues via photos and item descriptions, however, one must expect to find wee little problems that I have over-looked. It is up to you to understand that this policy takes effect whenever you bid or purchase one of my items. Because of this, and unless the flaw noted is deemed "see-able" and/or "gross." Each item shall be considered "As-is."
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3. Return Policy: No returns because you simply do not care for it.
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These items are decades old. I go over each item with a fine tooth comb and describe everything I find in the listing, As a result, these items are considered "As is" with no refunds offered. However, if there is something glaringly wrong that I have overlooked, a return may be possible. In addition, if you find yourself extremely miserable with your item, I will consider a store credit on a case by case issue.
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