Chapeau (bicorne) with case
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.
Gift of Irving Levy
maker's label: inside top of crown: "WM. H. HORSTMANN COMPANY / TRADE MARK / PHILADELPHIA"
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