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Rare Civil War Major General Frock Coat

High quality navy blue double breasted Major General Frock Coat with gilded staff officer's buttons aligned in rows of three set in a distinct "lyre" configuration. Dark navy velvet on collar and non-serviceable cuffs. Buttons are manufactured by Waterbury & Co. Medium dark olive lining with aged white sleeves and red stripes. Closely quilted pattern throughout chest and shoulders. Interior label says "Property of" with the rest obliterated. Skirt measures 22 in. to a rough edge. Elbows are belled measuring at 10 in. in width. Rear of coat has 3 large seams that lead to a center vent. Center vent has 2 buttons at top and middle. Shoulder straps with a dark background and 2 sliver bullion stars with large bullion border and 2 small outlining the large bullion. Sadly, this rare uniform is unidentified but is said to have originated from a defunct historical society on the East Coast according to information relayed to the consignor at the time of purchase.

Provenance:J. Frasca to Consignor 1995

Condition:Overall coat is in excellent condition. Coat shows some wear at the top edge of velvet collar. One tiny moth hole near the 2nd button from skirt seam. On right sleeve 2 small moth holes near elbow. A very rare chance to own a Major General's Frock Coat.

Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$8,813
05/01/2014

 

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