Officer's Coatee c1835

The impressive scarlet coat worn by heavy cavalry officers was close fitting on the body and sleeves, single breasted with 9 buttons down the front. The black collar and cuffs were of velvet and decorated with gold lace and embroidery. The 1834 Dress Regulations clearly state that the button loops on the sleeve should be of gold embroidery in the dragoon guards, and of gold lace in the dragoons. The boxed epaulettes are large at this time with gold bullion fringe, gilt scales and a solid gilt crescent. Rank badges were only worn by field officers starting with a star for majors. The tails were edged with gold lace and had garter star badges sewn on the tips.

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