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Epaulets (pair) in original box

Object Number: 
1945.145a-d
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Textile, metal, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Each (epaulet): 3 3/4 x 8 x 5 3/4 in. (9.5 x 20.3 x 14.6 cm) Box: 4 x 9 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 10.2 x 24.4 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed to one end of box: "1 PAIR FINE GILT / EPAULETTES, / LIEUTENANTS. / No. 480V" printed paper label: affixed to center top of lid: "Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. / 19. Maiden Lane. / NEW YORK. / Importers and Dealers in / Militar
Description: 
Pair of lieutenant's epaulets in original cardboard box; rigid, gold lace-covered strap and gilded brass crescent (no button or insignia); three layers of gold bullion fringe, the outermost measuring 3 inches in length and 1/8 inch in diameter; padded rose silk lining and elongated metal hook for fastening; black paper-covered cardboard box and lid with rounded ends and incurving sides.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, these epaulets belonged to the donor's father, Captain Emerson Seymour Northup of Co. K, 34th Regiment, New York State Volunteers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Ella C. Northup
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group