Textile, leather, feathers, metal
folded: 1 3/4 x 20 x 6 1/2 in. ( 4.4 x 50.8 x 16.5 cm )
maker's label: printed on lining: "L'ÉTOILE D'OR / LAGESTE / SUCC'R. DE CHARLET / 41, Rue de Richelieu / PARIS"
Flat-folding black beaver (textile?) chapeau with black ostrich feather trim on edges of cock and fan; two bands of wide black ribbon extend diagonally from base of cock (front), framing cockade consisting of a rosette superimposed with sequin-ornamented loop with embroidered oak leaf and laurel decoration; button with shield-breasted eagle below arc of thirteen stars attached at base of loop; leather sweatband and white silk lining.
Gift of William W. Hoffman and his brothers, Francis Burrall, Murray, and Col. Albert Lincon Hoffman
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