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Vermont Infantry Officer's Coat with Belt and Sash

Dark blue broadcloth with quilted and padded body lining.  1.75" collar lined with velvet, 23.5" sleeves lined in white muslin, 10" wide.  Front secured with nine Vermont state seal buttons with "*SCOVILL MNF'G Co.*WATERBURY" backmarks.  Non-functioning cuffs fitted with four Vermont stag head buttons with "EXTRA QUALITY" backmarks.  Tails have functional pockets, lined with brown polished cotton and fitted with Vermont state seal buttons.  Skirt edge correctly left raw; skirt 20.25" long. 1st Lieutenant rank insignia is sewn directly to the coat, and features a single row of gold bullion with blue velvet backing.  Includes officer's sword belt with correct crimson silk sash.  Includes letter of provenance.

Condition:

Very good overall.  Body retains a deep blue color with minimal fading.  Some minor thinning and insect damage in isolated areas which is barely noticeable.  Buttons retain a bright color and are all firms attached to garment.  Some thinning of velvet and dulling on bullion on shoulder boards.  Raw edge shows minimal fraying. Lining is in good condition.  Belt leather is flexible with a dull patina to brass fittings.  Sash shows some pulling and fraying with some isolated stable rips.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,700
10/31/2018

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