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Masonic Knights Templar Chapeau-de-Bras [Hat] and Case
1890-1920
The M. C. Lilley Co. (ca. 1865-1951)
USA: Ohio, Columbus
a: silk, wool, feather, leather, bullion; b: leather, cotton, metal
overall: 7"h x 8"w x 17"d
Gift of William S. Quincy, Jr.
SC80.15.1a-b

a: Masonic Knights Templar chapeau-de-bras [hat]. Black with a white plume across the top. Gold bullion fringe is visible on one end. Gold bullion tape is applied in strips across the center on both sides. One side has a black rosette with gold bullion and red velvet Christian cross in the center. The hat is lined with gold silk and has a brown leather sweatband around the inside edge. The lining is stamped in silver with the maker's logo and name. A black label is applied to the lining. It is embroidered in gold, "W.S. Quincy." b: Brown leather case with hinged lid. Shaped like a chapeau-de-bras. The case has a silver-tone clasp on front and a silver-tone hook on each side. The case is lined with a brown fabric with white diamonds made out of dots. The top of the case has two brown leather straps, each with a buckle to hold the hat in place. A white paper label is pasted to the bottom of the case. It is stamped in black, "William S. Quincy / RD 2 / Brandon, Vermont."



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