Officer, 1756

This painting is of poor quality but it shows details of the officers' uniform. The coat has a different arrangement of buttons and loops to those of the other ranks. The lace or embroidery is silver and follows the front edge of the coat as well as the buttonholes. The sleeve flap is traced round with silver. The buff waistcoat has silver loops but not grouped in threes like the coat. The silver shoulder cords look like embryo aiguillettes. The horse funiture is buff and edged in silver and dark green. The silver tassle decoration was a common feature of officer horse housings. Officers wore a crimson sash over the left shoulder. His sword hangs from a waistbelt that is hidden under his coat.

Regimental Details | Uniforms


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