Chapeau (bicorne) with case

Chapeau (bicorne) with case
Chapeau (bicorne) with case
ca. 1899
Silk, other textile, leather, metal, paint
Overall (chapeau, d): 5 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (14 x 42.2 x 17.1 cm) Box (g): 6 1/4 x 18 1/8 x 7 1/4 in. (15.9 x 46 x
Black beaver (silk) chapeau with rigid crown; cock and fan edged with floral-patterned black binding and tied together with black ribbon on either side; black silk rosette with superimposed loop of gold metallic cloth tape and gilded metal button embossed with an eagle clutching an anchor within a circle of thirteen stars; gold bullion tassel at each corner; black leather sweatband and black satin lining; in rectangular black painted metal case with hinged lid and handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Irving Levy
Object Number 
maker's label: inside top of crown: "WM. H. HORSTMANN COMPANY / TRADE MARK / PHILADELPHIA"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this chapeau was part of the U.S. Navy dress uniform ca. 1899. Other components of the uniform were also given by the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group