Chapeau bras with case

Object Number: 
ca. 1898
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this chapeau was worn by Colonel George Creighton Webb, U.S. Army officer and envoy to Czarist Russia.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Jorge R. André
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group