Epaulet

Object Number: 
1947.433
Date: 
ca. 1780
Medium: 
Textile, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall (flat): 8 3/4 x 5 x 1/2 in. (22.2 x 12.7 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Epaulet with gold textile strap with straight sides and triangular tab end with buttonhole, small sequin-covered crescent, and gold fringe with lengths of 1/4 inch bullion mixed with finer strands.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this epaulet was worn by Alexander Clinton (1765-1787) while serving as an aide to his uncle, Governor George Clinton of New York, during the latter part of the Revolutionary War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles Kenneth Clinton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group