A first world war Royal Navy bicorn hat


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+44 (0)7881 823369


United Kingdom

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A first world war Royal Navy bicorn hat

A first world war Royal Navy bicorn hat, black felt and lace outer, decorated with gold wire, leather sweatband, red silk lined, contained within original tin box with name plate for ‘Sydney Searle RNVR’, the hat presented in beautiful condition, the tin with luggage labels is scuffed.

Lt. Cdr. Sydney Searle RNVR, a Scottish officer on the staff of Commander in Chief Grand Fleet during WW1. The box contains an invitation for Major General Victor Fortune to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh for Tuesday 23rd May 1939, Fortune was a decorated general of WWII of the 51st Highland Infantry Division and a serving officer with the Blackwatch in WWI.


  • H: 30cm (11.81in)
  • W: 15cm (5.91in)
  • D: 15cm (5.91in)



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Leslie & Baggott, Antiques, Art and Interiors, bringing together art, antiques and decorative items displayed in a country house setting, the ethos is to source stock items fresh from private houses across Scotland and beyond, some offered  ‘as found’ while others are put into fine showroom condition.  The main customer target being both the private customer, interior decorator and fellow antique dealer both at home and abroad.  Competitive quotes from a team of experienced carriers and shippers can be arranged for delivery within the UK and abroad.

With many years of combined experience in the art, antiques and auction world Leslie & Baggott are well placed to provide house valuations and advice on buying or selling collections. Miranda is a jewellery specialist and has a love of interior decoration and Henry has an inherent feel for more traditional furnishings, coming from a family of antique dealers, as well as having developed his own eye for interior decor and lighting.

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