A pair of General Officers Epaulettes circa 1830 – 55
A very rare pair of General Officer’s gold wire and embroidered epaulettes dating between 1830 and 1855.
In keeping with the Army dress regulations for the period the epaulettes comprise gold lace backing upon which an embroidered crossed sword and baton device in silver wire is sewn on to the lace and above this appears to be a QVC embroidered crown which is also sewn on to the lace backing. Small General officers buttons are attached at each end of the strap and large bullion fringing a full three inches deep complete the epaulettes.
The reverse of the epaulettes are lined partially in crimson silk and rich red velvet and the straps are lined with red morocco leather. No makers marks have been applied to the red leather morocco. The epaulettes are virtually in mint condition except for some small loss of leather to the red morocco as visible in one of the images.