Officer's Shabraque c1850

This is part of a shabraque worn on officers' chargers on full dress mounted parades, as seen in Martens' excellent print Officer and Trumpeter 1852. It is on blue cloth and is edged with wide and narrow gold lace of broken bias pattern. The Royal crest is worked in gold and coloured embroidery while the harp and VIII H are in gold, and the cypher and shamrocks in silver. The corresponding rear section on the other side of the shabraque had the lion and harp facing the other way so as to point to the front. The front parts of the shabraque had the harp and a three part scroll bearing the title: THE KINGS. ROYAL. IRISH HUSSARS.

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