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Chapeau (bicorne)

Chapeau (bicorne)
Title
Chapeau (bicorne)
Date 
1835-1860
Medium 
Textile, silk, metal
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 48.9 x 12.1 cm )
Description 
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; wide border of black silk on edges of cock and fan; cockade in the form of a large, somewhat irregular black silk rosette with superimposed loop of twisted gold bullion attached to a gilded metal button embossed with an eagle perched on an anchor.
Credit Line 
Gift of Colonel A. Kenny C. Palmer
Object Number 
1936.461
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this chapeau belonged to Dr. James C. Palmer (1811-1883), fleet surgeon for Admiral Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay (August 5, 1864), and later Surgeon-General of the Navy (1872-1873).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group