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Civil War Infantry Lt. Colonel Frock Coat

A smart looking navy blue wool seven-button double-breasted infantry lieutenant colonel's' frock coat. Buttons are mixed infantry made by different manufacturers. Cuffs are two-button non-serviceable. Shoulder straps are blue cloth material with single gold bullion border and two gold embroidered oak leaves. Lining of coat is typical dark olive green with white lining in sleeves. Inside piped chest pocket on left side.  Skirt is 19" to rough edge with 9" bell-shaped elbows. Back of coat has three seams that lead to center vent. Vent has two buttons at top and middle.

Consignor relates that "this coat came out of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area" in 2001.  A prime example of a Civil War staff grade uniform that is otherwise unidentified.

Provenance:L. Strayer 2001 to Consignor

Condition:Lining of coat shows heavy signs of wear with several holes and areas of thinning.  Signs of mothing throughout the coat and moth holes.  Small hole below bottom button on left side. Each sleeve shows mothing and period repairs under each arm. The repair is cloth measuring 8" in length by 1" in width.  Buttons are all Civil War Infantry buttons, but are not by the same manufacturer.

Estimate: $4,500 - $5,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,525
05/01/2014

 

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