Officer's Coat c1833

The coat of the dragoon guards differed from that of the dragoons in that the facings were of velvet while the dragoons had cloth. The decorations on the collars and cuffs were embroidered in the style we see here while dragoons had gold lace sewn onto the collar and cuffs. The collar was not so high as in the 1820s, and the chest has no lateral loops of gold lace. Heavy epaulettes were added on both shoulders and the aiguillettes of the previous decade were discarded. There is a crimson and gold striped sash worn around the waist, under the gold laced sword-belt. The pouch-belt has a more ornate pouch than previously. The coat tails are shorter and can be seen more clearly in the Detail.

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