late 19th - early 20th century
Silk, metal, paper, gold metallic braid, gold metallic bullion, gouache
Overall: 7 x 2 7/8 in. ( 17.8 x 7.3 cm )
Red silk satin pin-back ribbon badge with silk covered stuffed button having applied gilt metal monogram consisting of letters "F", "V", and "A" at center, surrounded by painted floral cartouche; inscription painted on ribbon: 'HOUSE/Assistant/Chairman"; gold metallic braid edging at top and bottom; bullion fringe across bottom edge.
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