A late Georgian 7th or Princess Royal’s Dragoon Guards Guidon
An extremely rare late Georgian 7th or Princess Royal’s Dragoon Guards regimental guidon beautifully embroidered on black silk damask and finished with gold fringing.
Regimental guidons of this period rarely become available and the majority tend to be in a very fragile condition with inevitable losses and damage to the embroidery. The superb condition of this guidon sets it apart from the other known examples and the quality and condition of the various embroidered devices is nothing short of superb.
In reality a true museum piece that has been expertly framed by one of the UK’s leading picture framers and has been mounted on a piece of Georgian red damask to showcase the brilliance of the embroidery against the black silk damask and gold fringing.
The central device represents a large cartouche elaborately embroidered with the union spray in multiple coloured thread with a crimson background on which is sewn “VII Princess Royal’s DG” in gold embroidery. In each corner of the guidon are separate cartouches of “VII PR DG” and the “Horse of Hanover”.
A truly outstanding regimental guidon beautifully framed with a Ultra Violet protective PVC glass to prevent fading.