Beaver skin, textile, leather, braid, metal
folded: 9 1/2 x 17 x 1 3/8 in. ( 24.1 x 43.2 x 3.5 cm )
Flat-folding black beaver chapeau bras with two wide bands of ribbon woven with eagles and Napoleonic emblems extending diagonally from base of cock (front), framing a rosette with five pleated tiers and small gilded metal eagle at center, and two loops of braided gold cord; edges of cock and fan bound with gold cloth tape.
Gift of Mr. Leslie A. Davis
maker's label: inside top of crown: "TWEEDY & BENEDICT / 37 / MAIDEN LANE / NEW YORK"
woven: into pattern on ribbon/cloth tape: "N" below a crown(?)
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