Chapeau (bicorne)

Object Number: 
1970.56e
Date: 
1873-1877
Medium: 
Textile, leather, feathers, braid, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 13 x 41.9 x 17.1 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on cockade: "7VC" (superimposed) in relief: on button: "NG" printed: on lining: "HORSTMANN BROS. & ALLIEN / 7 BOND STREET. / NEW YORK."
Description: 
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; cock and fan trimmed with black ostrich feathers and tied together with black ribbon on either side; loop of gold braid with red velvet-covered disk at center embroidered with superimposed "V," "C," and "7"; gilded metal button embossed with initials "NG" between branches of oak and laurel; gold bullion fringe at each corner; black leather sweatband and pink silk lining.
Gallery Label: 
This chapeau was worn as part of the dress uniform of the Veteran Corps of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York. Related uniform parts and accessories, including coat, trousers, and sword with scabbard, were also given by the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Reverend L. Humphrey Walz
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group