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Aglet

Object Number: 
1958.123j
Date: 
1877-1880
Medium: 
Silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 75 x 3 x 1 1/8 in. ( 190.5 x 7.6 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Gold silk cord aglet with brass clasp at the top; cluster of fringe at the clasp end; aglet has double cord with 3 adjustable silk covered beads; at the bottom are circular Turk's knots above metal tassels at the end of each cord.
Gallery Label: 
This aglet was part of a military uniform worn by Lt. Col. George Stevens Schermerhorn (1835-1926), of the 7th Regiment, New York National Guard. The 7th Regiment was formed in 1847, and was known as the "silk stocking regiment" because of its socially prominent membership.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Philip G. Schermerhorn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group