Field Marshall`s Frock Coat and Bicorn circa 1795
A unique example of a Field Marshall`s uniform group circa 1795 comprising a Georgian frock coat elaborately embroidered in gold wire with seven chevrons set at equal distance. The frock coat conforms to the generally accepted pattern of frock coat worn by General Officer`s of the day except this example has seven chevrons down the outer seam of each arm and the rear skirts of the coat. Rigid dress regulations for British Army uniforms were at this time still somewhat open to interpretation and individual stylistic license. The buttons are flat open back gilt with a crossed sword and baton design within a laurel wreath. The frock is tailored in such a way that it falls open at the front allowing the buff waistcoat to be visible. The rear skirts also fold back on themselves and are held in place with a pair of hooks and eyes. The frock is lined with a course cotton material which appears original to the coat. On each shoulder is a gold embroidered epaulette with twist wire tassels.
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