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SCARCE M1832 RIFLEMAN OFFICER'S UNIFORM

 

SCARCE M1832 RIFLEMAN OFFICER'S UNIFORM

 

PRICE   $ 10,500.00

DESCRIPTION

An exceptionally rare pattern 1832 Rifleman officer's uniform ensemble, c. mid-1840's. The group consists of a captain's double breasted tail coat of dark blue wool with white facings. The sleeves are lined with light brown polished cotton and the tails with white nankeen. Front of coat has double rows of 2 piece gilt rifleman officer buttons with W.H.Horstmann & Sons/ PHI backmarks.  Collar with two rows of silver tape lace with gilt  eagle "R" buttons. Brandenburg cuffs are functional with correct three rows of silver tape lace with gilt eagle "R" buttons and white piping. The tails have 10 gilt eagle "R" buttons with the top two of 1-piece construction.  The turnbacks with gilt bullion stars, interior of tails with pockets.  Shoulders with extraordinary silver scale captain's epaulettes  having a circular American Eagle device at center.  Complete with a correct pair of associated white linen military trousers and an early red silk officer's sash.  Also included in this extraordinary group is a pair of mounted military officer's boots with screw in eagle head spurs.

Unquestionably one of the very few Mexican War rifleman uniform groupings known to exist outside of museum collections.

 

CONDITION

   Coat is very good condition with original and correct padded interior lining. There are scattered areas of insect tracking with an area on left sleeve and chest that have had minor conservation. All buttons except one are matched backmarks. Shoulder epaulettes are tie in type and almost certainly are original to the coat.  Pants are fine condition with only 2 buttons replaced at pocket closure. Waist size and coat size are matching. Silk sash is very good condition and is the correct period for the coat. Boots are military pattern and appear to be from the time period.

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