Textile, leather, braid, feathers, metal
Overall: 5 x 15 x 6 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 38.1 x 16.5 cm )
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; edges of cock and fan with black ribbon binding and black ostrich trim; cockade with "loop" of intriciately interlaced gold braid over black silk rosette, center disk with "7VC" embroidered in gold on red textile ground, and gilded metal button with initials "NG" in relief between branches of oak and laurel; gold bullion fringe at each corner; brown leather sweatband and pink silk lining.
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
embroidered: on cockade: "7 V C"
in relief: on button: "NG"
maker's label: inside top of crown: "HORSTMAN BROS. & ALLIEN, / New York."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.