Top hat and box, mens, silk/cardboard, worn by Hon Justice Wilfred Dovey, bought from Hunts of George St, maker unknown, England, 
Black silk plush top hat with tall crown flaring slightly towards the top and trimmed with black felt hat band. Narrow brim with upturned edge trimmed with black gros grain, the underneath is covered with black cotton fabric. The hat is lined with cream silk and the hatband is made of tan fake leather, it has two lengths of cream ribbon threaded through punched holes and tied in a small bow at centre back. Handwritten inside on headband, 'Dovey'. Printed in black on lining of crown: 'EXTRA QUALITY/HUNTS/hatter/314, George/Street./SYDNEY./MADE IN ENGLAND'.
The oval hatbox with lid is made of cream cardboard and is covered with dark red textured paper with a trim of black around the bottom edge and the top edge of the lid. There is a sheet of paper glued to the top of the lid: 'FROM R. HUNT & CO PTY LTD/SHIRT MAKERS, TAILORS, HOSIERS, AND HATTERS./W. R. DOVERY, Esq., KC/174 Phillip Street, SYDNEY./314 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY, N.S.W.'.
Handwritten on hatband: 'DOVEY'. Printed on lining of hat: 'EXTRA QUALITY/HUNTS/hatter/314, George/Street./SYDNEY/MADE IN ENGLAND'. Printed on sheet of paper glued to lid of hatbox: 'FROM R. HUNT & CO PTY LTD/SHIRT MAKERS, TAILORS, HOSIERS, AND HATTERS/W.R. Dovey, Esq., KC/174 Phillip Street, SYDNEY/314 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY, N.S.W.'.