The Kings Cheshire Yeomanry Collection circa 1830’s
A rare example of an Officer’s late Georgian or William IV Kings Cheshire Yeomanry uniform circa 1830’s comprising a dark blue coatee, silver epaulettes and gold and crimson girdle.
The group comprises a very rare dark blue full dress coatee with red facings and white metal buttons bearing KCY within a crowned Garter star with motto, the collar and cuffs are trimmed with silver lace and the back seams with Russia decoration with a “wasserfall” at the centre back. A gold and crimson lace girdle is sewn to the waist of the jacket. The epaulettes are silver lace with matching buttons and silver bullions held in position on the coatee with material ties.
The Prince Regent’s Regiment of Cheshire Yeomanry became the Kings Cheshire Yeomanry in 1820. The title Earl of Chester’s Yeomanry was not adopted until 1849. Stylistically the coatee resembles the Light Dragoon uniforms adopted in 1830 by William IV.
Overall in very nice condition with no evidence of any moth damage to either the coatee. The silver lace and epaulettes have understandably tarnished over time but are in very good physical condition.
Sold by Christie’s, South Kensington 1992 to a private UK collector and then by private sale to the present owner.