A 2nd Life Guards Post Waterloo Officer’s Sabretache
A 2nd Life Guards post Waterloo officer’s sabretache comprising a border of gold oak leaf lace laid on dark blue velvet, which has now toned to a dark brown colour, surrounding a flaming grenade and two battle honor scrolls for Waterloo and Peninsula.
Below the grenade is the Arabic numeral 2 representing the 2nd Life Guards and at the top of the sabretache is a Georgian crown topped by a lion. There are flecks of gold embriodery laid upon the velvet background which represent sparks ensueing from the flaming grenade.
Overall in wonderful condition for age and exceedingly rare to find as full dress sabertaches for Life Guards and Horse Guards were phased out in 1827