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Object Name: Chapeau (bicorne)
Date: ca. 1886
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Medium: Silk, leather, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 16 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 41 x 16.5 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Black beaver (silk) chapeau with rigid crown and cock and fan that are stiffly vertical and tied together with black ribbon on either side; loop of gold metallic cloth tape with gilded metal button embossed with an eagle clutching an anchor in one talon within a border of rope and thirteen stars, applied over black silk rosette; gold bullion fringe at each corner; leather sweatband and brown silk lining.
Credit Line: Gift of William Leonard Nicoll
Object Number: 1949.267
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Marks: printed in gold: on lining: "SHANNON, MILLER & CRANE / 46 MAIDEN LANE / NEW YORK"

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According to the accession records, this U.S. Navy chapeau was worn by Chief-Engineer William Leonard Nicoll (1842-1887), the donor's uncle, from 1886 to 1887.