Chapeau bras; Navy; c.1840; Jr. officer perhaps
Textile, silk, metal
Overall: 9 1/2 x 19 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 24.1 x 48.9 x 12.1 cm )
Black beaver (textile) chapeau with rigid crown; wide border of black silk on edges of cock and fan; cockade in the form of a large, somewhat irregular black silk rosette with superimposed loop of twisted gold bullion attached to a gilded metal button embossed with an eagle perched on an anchor.
Gift of Colonel A. Kenny C. Palmer
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