British & French Bicorn Hats (Circa 1800) Man's bicorne hat in black silk, trimmed with a silk button, black silk braid and a pleated silk cockade. During the Georgian Era, bicorn hats were not just for Royal Navy officers fighting Napoleon. They were a popular and fashionable accessory for the man about town. However, by the beginning of the 1800s they were relegated mainly to the realm of formal wear in civilian life. By 1810 completely replaced by the top hat.
Date:18th century Culture:American or European Medium:wool
Riding Jacket, early 18th c. The Met
Riding Jacket Date: early 18th century Culture: Probably French