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Epaulet

Epaulet
Title
Epaulet
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles Kenneth Clinton
Object Number 
1947.433
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group