Officer's Uniform, c1810


This uniform in a private collection shows the way the braiding reached round the back of the shoulders. The link-up with the braiding on the back of the jacket is unusual. A similar uniform in the Brecon Museum has the braiding at the back finishing in trefoil designs under the shoulderblades. The breeches here have a lace and braid stripe which may not be the original breeches to go with the jacket. The Dighton painting of J P Lindsett (see Officer 1812) shows no stripe. The brown leather belt has silver stiching along the edge and supports a mameluke sabre and sabretache (see First Pattern Sabretache 1812)


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by Stephen Luscombe