US MAKER & INSPECTOR MARKED PAIR OF MOUNTED TROUSERS

$10,000.00

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Item Code: 1179-191

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The trousers offered here are made of heavy sky-blue kersey wool. The seat and the insides of the legs have been re-enforced with another layer of material added for durability. On the waistband are five tinned suspender buttons. The second button on the right side is missing.  There is also a button for fastening the trousers. The fly is four button and all buttons are present. Back of waistband has “V” shaped yoke and two stitched holes on either side for an adjustment string. On the right front, at the waist, is a watchpocket. The side seam pockets are vertical.

The inside of the waistband is lined with white muslin and is marked “A. JEWETT N. Y.” and “JOSEPH JONES INSPECTOR NEW YORK.” Pocket linings are also made of white muslin and the fly is lined with brown polished cotton. The rest of the trousers are unlined. Both legs have a pair of buttons inside the lower cuff for attaching leather trousers stirrups.

The overall condition of the trousers is fair. All seams are tight, however just to the right of the fly, as you look at the trousers, there is an area that meas. approx. 5.50 x 3.50 inches that is perforated with moth holes. There is one hole the size of a quarter with interlocking satellite holes leading to a 1.50-inch separation that also has its own set of satellite holes. Also, on each thigh is a yellowish stain approx. 5.00 x 3.00 inches with numerous separations in the material around the stain edge. Both stains reach to the side seam of the leg and on the left, the stain wraps around to the back where there is a little more damage. The largest hole is 2.25 x 1.00 inch. All the cloth damage could be repaired by a professional conservator very easily. Aside from the areas mentioned, the rest of the cloth is in good condition.

Civil War trousers are rare in any condition, mounted trousers are even more so. These have the added bonus of a maker’s and inspector’s mark. The maker, Albert Jewett of New York had large Government contracts for many different uniforms and accoutrements in 1863 and 1864.  [ad] [ph:L]

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