Officer's Jacket c1845

The full dress jacket for officers of the 8th hussars was rather less heavily ornamented than some other hussar regiments. The five rows of buttons were linked with lines of dead gilt braid, nineteen in this case. Tall officers had more buttons than shorter ones. The outer rows had bright gold Russia braid to fill the gaps between the rows. The centre buttons were ball buttons which were functional, but the outer rows were half ball which were decorative. The cuffs were decorated with inch wide lace in the form of a point, traced around with Russia braid. The back of the jacket had gold lace following the seams, also traced with braid.

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