1850’S MILITIA OFFICER’S COATEE

$1,750.00

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Item Code: 801-423

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Coat has a dark blue wool body with yellow wool collar, tails, turn-backs and piping on the cuffs. Front has a wool buff colored placket. All buttons are 17mm eagle “I” buttons.

The dark blue wool body of the coatee is clean and tightly sewn. There are scattered moth bites at the middle of the upper back and one on the back of the right shoulder. The front has several smaller nips scattered over the shoulder area. None of this moth action really effects the presentation of the item

The collar meas. approx. 2.00 inches high and is solid yellow. Moths have chewed a bit on the collar edge and there are several small holes on the body of the collar. Approx. 2.00 inches of the top edge has separated from the lining due to moth action. Collar is flanked by a strip of gold braid sewn to each shoulder to help anchor epaulets.

Each sleeve has a functional cuff that is held closed by one button. Each cuff is piped in yellow.

The front of the coat is held closed by nine iron hook and eye attachments. This in turn is covered by a placket bib that is buff with a yellow border. The sides of the placket bib are held in place by five eagle buttons on each side while the top is held in place by one button on each side of the collar four hook and eye attachments. One of the upper buttons is missing. Placket bib is lined on the underside with muslin while the wool face has moderate moth damage running up the right side.

Coatee is waist length in the front while the back has two tails. The exterior of the tails have two buttons at the waist while each tail has a scalloped non-functioning sewn flap outlined in yellow with three buttons on each. “Turn-backs” on the side of each tail are yellow and meet at the bottom with a fully embroidered gold bullion hunting horn insignia.

The interior of the coatee is lined in the body with quilted black polished cotton material with brown polished cotton in the sleeves. The body lining is quilted and has numerous stress separations and minor moth bits. The worst damage is a square shaped tear in the lining at the collar. This tear meas. approx. 1.75 inches x 1.75 inches. A good seamstress could repair it. The sleeve is in poor condition with numerous separations. The interior of the tails are lined in yellow wool throughout and each tail has a vertical slit pocket.

The colors of the wool is strong. The yellow and buff colored wool show light surface dirt. This is a nice example of a pre-war militia coatee.   [ad]

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