Officer, Undress c1832

A Spooner print in the Upright Series no. 41 by L Mansion and St Eschausier. This gives us a detailed view of the officer's dark blue frockcoat. The collar has black silk lace round the top and bottom with braid figuring in between. There are five visible loops across the chest in black lace with 20 olivet buttons. The lace is sewn on to half way across then hangs down in the middle. There is lace and braid on the back, following the seams, and plain lace on the pointed cuffs with no black braid figuring. His sword belt is black leather with gilt snake clasp, worn over his crimson silk sash. The sword, which he is holding in a white gloved hand, is a field officer's type in a brass scabbard. He has dark Oxford mixture trousers worn for the winter months (15th October to 30th April). They have a scarlet stripe, 1.5ins wide, down the outer seam.

The shako style forage cap is black, although the 1834 Dress Regulations state blue cloth. There is black silk lace around the top and a black cockade at the front, probably made of silk ribbon. Below that is an embroidered garter star badge.

Uniforms | Regimental Details


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