Ladies black beaver felt riding top hat, with dotted Swiss lace veil. (Circa this would be so cool for a Halloween costume or even instead of a veil for a cool themed wedding. I'm not a fan of veil haha
Veil Date: ca. 1830 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: 37 in. cm) Hat veils like this were worn both to partially conceal the face modestly and also off the face, around the hat, to decorate it, as well as to facilitate flirtatious glances.