A late Victorian Major Generalís Collection
A scarce example of a late Victorian Major Generalís tunic and uniform items dating to circa 1880.
The group comprises a General Officerís pattern brushed silk over felt bicorn hat with corresponding white over red swan feather plume approximately ten inches long. To the right side the bicorn retains a band of gold lace terminating with an embroidered button. At each end flat gold finials and gold bullions cushioned on red twisted tassels complete the hat. Inside a Cater & Co. Pall Mall Label is attached to the cream silk liner. Some loss of nap at the folds otherwise a very nice condition bicorn.
In addition the group comprises a scarlet melton cloth tunic which is elaborately embroidered with acorn and oak leaf designs worked in gold thread on dark blue facings to the collar and cuffs. The single breasted tunic has rounded collars more commonly associated with pre 1880 tunics. Eight brass buttons are attached to the front of the tunic depicting the crossed sword and baton design enclosed within a scalloped border as indicated in dress regulations for the period.
To each cuff is attached an embroidered flash with three small buttons depicting the same design. The cuff detail is only embroidered to half the cuff as stated in dress regulations for thew rank of Major General. The rear of the jacket has two further buttons at the waist below which are attached elaborate gold embroidered flashes with a further three buttons on each side.
Also included is a pair of dark blue General Officerís overalls with a two and a half inch stripe of gold acorn and oak leaf lace down the outward seams. The uniform is complimentwed with a general officers pattern gold and crimson net waist sash terminating in large ball finials and fringing.
A very nice condition uniform virtually complete.