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Sash

Object Number: 
INV.11350d
Date: 
1790-1820
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 6 3/4 x 94 in. ( 1 x 17.1 x 238.8 cm )
Description: 
Red silk hand-knitted sash, with fringe on both ends.
Gallery Label: 
This sash is part of an ensemble was worn by Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823), who participated in the Boston tea party in 1773 and rose to the rank of General during the Revolution. He served under Lafayette in Virginia and commanded the artillery at the siege of Yorktown. The Society also has Stevens' tailcoat, epaulets, badge of the Society of the Cincinnati, and a portrait (1915.1) depicting him wearing the above with this sash.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederic Gallatin, 1889
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group