folded: 9 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 1 in. ( 24.1 x 47 x 2.5 cm )
Flat-folding black beaver (textile) chapeau bras with all edges bound with black cloth tape; large loop of braided gold(?) cord secured by button.
According to the accession records, this chapeau was worn by Philip Schuyler (1788-1865) while serving as Consul to Liverpool under President Martin Van Buren.
Gift of Miss Grace Schuyler de Luze and Louis Phillippe de Luze
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.