Silk, other textile, leather, feathers, metal, paint
Overall: 2 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 49.5 x 26.7 cm )
maker's label: inside top of crown: "ST. NICHOLAS HOTEL / No. 519 B'WAY / NEW YORK / WARNOCK & Co."
Flat-folding black beaver (silk) chapeau with cock and fan tied together with black ribbon on either side, and band of black ribbon extending diagonally from lower edge on either side; black silk rosette with elliptical gold "loop" with gilded metal eagle insignia attached near top and button attached near botton; black ostrich feather plume; in black painted metal case with hinged lid and handle.
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
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