Details: 4Pcs This lot consists of a bicorne "cocked" hat and gold epaulets in a specially fitted black metal box.
The bicorne has a black plush body, black cockade with gold braid and gold button (upright anchor with wreath and eagle facing its left), embroidered trim, bows, navy and gold bullion decoration in the horns, and a leather sweatband. Inside makers mark reads "NEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE BALTIMORE, MD." which dates the house to c. 1880's - early 20th century.
The epaulets feature bullion trim and anchor with shield emblems as well as gold U.S. Navy buttons (13 stars, eagle facing its left and anchor in front of the eagle's wing). The bottoms are marked LEFT and RIGHT on each and are lined with navy material and black leather and bear a makers mark that reads "HERBERT & Co. MANUFACTURERS 26, BEDFORD STREET Covent Garden London".
Both manufacturers were listed as manufacturers of military dress in their respective countries.
Hat measures 6.5" W x 17" L x 5.5" H. Overall measurements on the epaulets is 7" x 5.5", with 3" long bullion fringe.
This lot is from the estate of a well-known and well-respected lifetime Civil War collector in Upstate New York. Worth Auctions will feature scores of antique firearms, edged weapons, paintings, and unusual items over the next few months. A selection of post-1898 firearms by major manufacturers will also be featured.
National Book Auctions will also sell the thousands of rare and collectible volumes which cover nearly every notable personage and event of the Civil War including regimental histories.
Condition / Notes: These items are in excellent condition and may show signs of normal period wear that may include abrasions, rust and soiling. Fur of hat is in excellent condition, and leather sweatband is intact. Very little damage to the bullion on epaulets, and all bullion is exceptionally clean.
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