MINT, MUSEUM QUALITY MODEL 1841 MEDICAL OFFICER’S COAT WITH SASH

$7,500.00

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Item Code: 766-809

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The coat is made of dark blue broadcloth that is in exceptionally good condition. A scan of the coats exterior reveals several very tiny moth bites that can only be seen by holding the coat up to the light. All seams examined are tight. Cloth is very clean and color fast.

Coat is double-breasted with two rows of ten buttons each. The rows commence at the collar and run in right lines to the bottom of the coats body. When the coat is buttoned the rows are four inches apart at the top and two and a half inches at the bottom. (Very bottom of front is also held by two hidden hook and eye attachments.) All buttons are three-piece US Staff Officer buttons and all have the same J. M. L. & W. H. SCOVILLE / WATERBURY / EXTRA SUPERFINE backmarks (Tice GS2407.) All buttons are present and in nice condition. One cuff button has a slight push.

Standing collar meas. 3.00 inches high and are made of black velvet that has survived wonderfully over the years both on the exterior and interior. Collar is embroidered on each side with a gold bullion laurel branch five inches long with leaves and berries that fill the collar surface in this area. Gold bullion thread is excellent throughout showing only light wear and a dark discoloration from age. Collar is further enhanced by a gold embroidered vine of laurel leaves along the front and top edges. This is done in the same bullion thread as the laurel branch and shows the same light wear. The collar is held closed by three hooks and eyes which are all present.

Each shoulder has an attached brass anchor for shoulder epaulettes sewn to it close to the base of the collar while the exterior shoulders have two handstitched eyelets each.

The functioning cuffs are three inches deep and made of black velvet like the collar and are in a like excellent condition. They also have a laurel branch and vine similar to the collar. The bullion thread of the embroidery has aged to match that on the collar. Each cuff is held closed by two cuff buttons.

The tails of the coat are cut after the civilian pattern of the time. There are two buttons at the back center about hip high. To the outside of each button are false pocket flaps. Each tail has a vertical fold running down its length from the hip. Halfway down each fold is another button. Between this intermediate button and the hip button is a pocket lined with brown polished cotton. There is a third button at the base of the tail.

The interior of the coat is as nice as the exterior. As already mentioned the black velvet collar and cuffs are as nice inside as they are outside. Clean and with plenty of original surface texture. The collar, sides, chest and tails are lined with a quilted black polished cotton in excellent condition and shows virtually no wear. Middle back is unlined. Sleeves are lined with a white cotton satinette that is also excellent.

This is truly a museum quality piece and one of the rarer jackets we have seen.

Red sash is approx. 7.00 inches wide x approx. 10.00 feet long. The body of the sash is loosely knit and has several minor snags. Each end of the sash has the usual tassels but is minus the usual knot.  [ad]

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