Chapeau (bicorne) with case

Object Number: 
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) Container (box, g): 6 1/4 × 18 1/8 × 7 1/4 in.
maker's label: inside top of crown: "WM. H. HORSTMANN COMPANY / TRADE MARK / PHILADELPHIA"
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Irving Levy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group