Elizabethan Pearled Quilted Velveteen Flat Cap - 16th C Renaissance


Popular in Tudor and Elizabethan England, this style of flat cap was worn by both men and women. Mary Queen of Scots had her portrait painted while wearing one embellished with pearls.

Our version is made of velveteen and is quilted with gold metallic thread. A freshwater pearl is sewn at each diamond junction. The pearls have been individually knotted and glued to prevent loss. It is fully lined and carries the Palace Gallery - Fine Accessories label. Brooch and feather NOT included!

Black, Burgundy, Navy
MADE TO ORDER: We do not have this item in stock. Please allow 2-3 weeks so that one can be made especially for you!

We ship via USPS - Priority Mail - Insured for safety and so that you will receive your package in 2-3 days once it is posted; plus, you can track your package on-line.

SMALL - Fits heads measuring 21 1/2" or smaller around the forehead.
MEDIUM - Fits heads measuring 22 1/4" or smaller around the forehead.
LARGE - Fits heads measuring 23" or smaller around the forehead.
XL - Fits heads measuring 24" or smaller around the forehead.
Let us know if you need a hat larger than 24" and we will make a custom order.

This listing is for the flat cap only! The Elizabethan coif is not included.

NOTE: For our largest diameter (11 1/4") with an approx. 2" brim or our smallest diameter (9 5/8") with an approx. 1 1/4" brim, send us a note when ordering specifying which brim you want.

We have winter wool and summer linen flat caps listed separately. Also, we have a small stock of other colors of velveteen, contact us for the list of colors available.

HISTORY: Wear one or pay the fine! Queen Elizabeth passed a royal decree in the 16th century that all adults and children over the age of 7 MUST wear a flat cap on Sunday and holidays or be fined. Mary Queen of Scots had her portrait painted in 1565 while wearing one embellished with pearls. The last pic is a period painting showing a man wearing a pearled flat cap during the 16th century.

NOTE: The brooch pictured has been sold. Please visit our Vintage Jewelry section for other brooches.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

4-6 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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