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Chapeau bras with box

Chapeau bras with box
Chapeau bras with box
Title
Chapeau bras with box
Date 
1873-1884
Medium 
Silk, feathers, metal, cardboard
Dimensions 
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
Description 
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
Object Number 
1958.123d,l-m
Marks 
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"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this chapeau was worn by Lt.-Colonel George Stevens Schermerhorn (1835-1926) of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York. Various other parts of Schermerhorn's uniform are also in the N-YHS Collection.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group