General officer chapeau; 1840-1850
Beaver, silk, metal
Overall: 12 3/4 x 20 x 5 1/4 in. ( 32.4 x 50.8 x 13.3 cm )
Black beaver chapeau with rigid crown and tall cock and fan (the fan slightly taller than the cock); two bands of wide black ribbon extend diagonally from base of cock (front), with a black cloth-covered button at point between them; elaborate cockade consisting of a multi-layered black silk rosette with gilded metal eagle at center; padded black cloth sweatband and black satin lining.
Gift of Miss Margaret A. Jackson
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