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Boiled Leather "Cuir Bouilli" Hat, 19th c.

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Start price: $125

Estimated price: $300 - $500

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Boiled Leather or Cuir Bouilli Hat in a heavy and thick leather with old repairs throughout the skull. Boiled leather saw use in many forms for caskets, hats, or leather armour and otherwise from the Medieval Period forward and their use throughout Europe naturally transitioned into use in the Americas and purportedly used during the American Revolutionary period in various forms as fighting hats. 11" L x 4 1/2" H12 1/2" W x 4 1/4" H

Southwestern US Arms and Armour Collection