Chapeau (bicorne)

Object Number: 
1953.163
Date: 
1873-1877
Medium: 
Textile, leather, feather, braid, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 16 1/8 x 6 5/8 in. ( 12.7 x 41 x 16.8 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: on cockade: "7VC" in relief: on button: "NG" maker's label: inside top of crown: "HORSTMANN BROS. & ALLIEN / 7 BOND STREET, / NEW YORK."
Description: 
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; edges of cock and fan with black ribbon binding and black ostrich feather trim; cockade with "loop" of intricately 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; black leather sweatband and pink silk lining.
Gallery Label: 
This hat was worn by a member of the Veteran Corps of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth C. Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group