Chapeau bras with box
Silk, feathers, metal, cardboard
Overall (chapeau folded): 6 x 17 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (15.2 x 43.8 x 6.4 cm)
Box: 3 1/8 x 19 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. ( 7.9 x 49.5
Flat-folding black beaver (silk) chapeau with two wide bands of black ribbon extending diagonally from lower edge of front, framing capsule-shaped cockade with pleated black ribbon border and New York State shield embroidered at center; gold bullion fringe at corners; black ostrich feathers lining crest; shaped orange cardboard box.
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
stamped in gold: on lining: "HORSTMANN BROS & ALLIEN / 540 BROADWAY 540 / NEW-YORK"
stamped in gold: on box lid: "HENRY V. ALLIEN & Co / 7 Bond Street 7 / NEW-YORK"
handwritten in pencil: on bottom of box: "Schermerhorn"
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