Chapeau bras with case
Silk, other textile, leather, feathers, metal, paint
Overall: 5 x 17 1/2 x 9 in. ( 12.7 x 44.4 x 22.9 cm )
in relief: on metal plaque on lid of case: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / NEW YORK" maker's label: inside top of crown: "H. V. ALLIEN & Co. / 734 BROADWAY / NEW YORK"
Flat-folding black beaver (silk) chapeau with cock and fan tied together with black ribbon, and bands of black ribbon extending diagonally from lower edge on either side; capsule-shaped cockade with pleated black ribbon border and gilded metal eagle insignia and button with same on gold ground at center; black ostrich feather plume; gold bullion tassel at each corner; in black painted metal case with hinged lid and handle.
According to the accession records, this chapeau was worn by Colonel George Creighton Webb, U.S. Army officer and envoy to Czarist Russia.
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.