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1750 – 1800s Dress Uniform Tail Coat — Metallic Embroidered Cuffs, Collar, Etc. For Sale
A formal cutaway officer’s dress
tail coat dating to the last half 18th or early 19th centuries, based on
design, style and handwork.
An extremely fine and rare
example of an early hand-stitched rich, dark green military dress uniform style
In a deep green fine woolen
fabric. Rounded cutaway front with single hook and eye at the breast, gilt
metal embroidery on stand up highly decorated collar, shaped pocket flaps, back
tails, and stiff turned-back cuffs. Formal gold buttons front, sides and back.
Tail pockets accessed from back vent
are in perfect condition. One has never been opened and has its original
stitches intact. The original silk lining aged out and is long gone. However
that reveals its fascinating hand-sewn construction, with raw (probably flax or
linen) facings and padding – apparently homespun facings and finer linen lining
Lace shirt pieces extending from
cuffs apparently added, perhaps for costume use.
Two false pocket flaps are
located on the hips on the coat at the waist. The entire coat is sewn entirely
by hand, and the stitches are incredible. Overall, given the age of the coat,
the condition is superb aside from the missing silk lining.
It has the usual aging for a
coat of this vintage, some tarnish to the metal – but otherwise this coat is
wonderful. It will make an excellent addition to any museum exhibit, private
textile collection, or to anyone looking to study and replicate early 19th
century men’s clothing.
While this is being sold as a
display/museum item, it could be worn and is approximately size 42R. Center
rear total length 42", sleeves 18" inseam underarm to cuff.
Rare to find anything like it on
the open market in any condition.
The coat is really in stunning
condition with no damage, mothing or tears detected. The quality of the super
fine cloth, hand stitching and metal detailing are all trademarks of a garment
of its era. Full compliment of coat-of-arms buttons. The photographs do not do
this garment justice however I feel confident people will appreciate what is on
No makers labels or evidence of
any previous owners.
TERMS OF SALE: Buyer
agrees to confirm purchase and make payment within 3 days via PayPal. There are
no handling fees.
AND ANTIQUES ARE NOT NEW AND COME WITH IMPERFECTIONS EVERYTHING IS DESCRIBED