Epaulets (pair)

Epaulets (pair)
Title
Epaulets (pair)
Date 
1790-1820
Medium 
Metal, wool
Dimensions 
overall (each): 3 x 6 x 6 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm )
Description 
Pair of General's epaulets with 1/2" bullion, shoulder boards are covered with metal thread embroidering throughout, with chevrons along the shoulder and a star at the center, with a buttonhole near the collar end; reverse lined with dark blue wool at the collar end, yellow wool along the sleeve end.
Credit Line 
Gift of Frederic Gallatin, 1889
Object Number 
INV.11350b,c
Gallery Label 
These epaulets were worn by Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823), who participated in the Boston tea party in 1773 and rose to the rank of General during the Revolution. He served under Lafayette in Virginia and commanded the artillery at the siege of Yorktown. The Society also has Stevens' tailcoat, badge of the Society of the Cincinnati, and a portrait (1915.1) depicting him wearing these epaulets.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group