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Hat Mannequins

A decorative pair of hat mannequins by renowned maker Stockman, circa mid part of the 20th century…

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Product Description

A charming pair of hat mannequins…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of these pieces, we would suggest they date to the mid part of the 20th century onwards. Made by the renowned French makers Stockman, this is a pair of hat mannequins. We understand that these were used by tailors to display top hats in their store windows. A tubular steel stem, sits on a turned pine base and is ‘height adjustable’. The awesome part is that the mannequin itself (the head part) articulates on a small metal ball, allowing the head to be posed in many different positions

The mannequin ‘head’ itself is made from a moulded and thick cardboard, an then covered in cloth. These are unusual pieces, and equally rare to see a pair of them. As described above, the mannequin can be adjusted in height by a small turn of the Golden knob. At a maximum height of 112cm, the mannequins could today still be used by a tailor, yet there’s no reason why a hat hire company couldn’t use them either. Even if not for hats, these would form nice decorative pieces for ones home or a retail setting…

We are offering these pieces in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. The mannequins are good structurally, yet there are surface scars and scratches across both pieces. There is some chipping to the paint and a general weathered look and feel to the base and stem. The fabric that covers the mannequins is tatty in places, with the odd small tear or rip, and some loose pieces of fabric. That said, this doesn’t however impact the overall look and feel and we feel it simply adds to their charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 20cm, Width : 22cm, Height : 112cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface scuffs and abrasions, some wood chipping to the bases, tatty and dirty in places, some staining to the material, some tatty areas on the material

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 20 x 22 x 112 cm