Officer's Dress Coatee c1850

This photo is of a fine specimen of a dress coatee that featured in a Spink auction sale of 28th March 1995. The front part of the buff collar is covered with plain gold lace which is often described as French pattern. The gold epaulettes are quite large and are probably those of a senior officer of field rank. Junior officers had smaller epaulettes, otherwise there was little to indicate the rank of the officer. The buttons of the double-breasted front are in pairs and the wide white leather sword belt is correct for the Buffs, having the regimental belt-plate in gilt and silver. The cuffs are half hidden but it can be seen to have round pale buff cuffs with a slash flap covered entirely by gold lace and four gilt buttons.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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by Stephen Luscombe