State Coat ER II

This State Coat and drum-major sash of the Grenadier Guards were auctioned by Bosleys on 2 Mar 2011. The items were described: A magnificent near complete example comprising: Jockey style cap of blue velvet, with flat peak. The interior with cotton lining. Tunic of gold lace and rich crimson cloth with attached wings. Heavily embellished with one inch gold bullion lace decoration. Concealed hook and eye fastening to front with St Edward's crowned EIIR cypher, which is repeated on the back. The interior is with dark blue cloth lining. Crimson cloth waist sash, with gold bullion fringe. Dark blue woollen short leg breeches. White thigh length spats, these tailored with flat buttons (one leg gilt, the other silver buttons) Pair of gold lace garters. Pair of black leather 'George' boots.

The drum-major's sash was a separate lot, marked as 300-500 pounds while the State Dress was marked at 1,200-1,500 pounds.

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