OFFICER’S DRESS EPAULETTES WITH CARRYING CASE

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Item Code: 344-2688

Pair of fancy dress, bullion epaulettes for a staff officer prior to the Civil War. Complete in their japanned tin carrying case.

Epaulette upper-surfaces feature gilt ribbed strap with a single row bullion border, brass outer shell, with double row of hanging bullion tassels. No rank insignia or button. Undersides are covered in red with shoulder cushions and tie strings.

The epaulettes exhibit very slight tarnish to brass.  Pillows on undersides show wear with “stuffing” visible. All of the four lengths of black shoe-string ties remain. Overall epaulette condition, VG to fine. Carrying case is in exceptional condition. Japanning on outer surface exhibits only the smallest amount of scratching. Inner case is beautifully lined in velvet. Complete with handle and side clasp fastener.   [jet]

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