A fine beige beaver plush stove pipe hat, circa 1845, with trade label 'T.H. Satchell, Hatter of London, 48 Lord Street, Liverpool, by Special Appointment to HRH Prince Albert, Best Quality', with grosgrain silk band and buckle. The partnership between London based hatter Thomas Henry Satchell and his Liverpool associate Richard Frederick Bickerton was dissolved July 1846, so this hat must pre-date the end of the collaboration. Good to very good condition. Slight matting and moth damage to underside of brim. Small bald patch on crown. Grosgrain ribbon faintly discoloured at the rear seam. There are traces of silk edging ribbon which would have edged the brim, which is largely missing. The beaver plush is generally good, long and flossy. Very rare to find. The decoration is not included.
Tall: ~ 20.5 cm/8"