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Superior Civil War Captain of the Infantry Frock Coat

Superior Civil War Captain of the Infantry Frock Coat - This frock coat is certainly one of the best examples we have yet to see. Apparently, the officer who had this coat tailored, spared no expense when he contracted for its construction. The coat has all of the requisite attributes of a dead-on, Civil War Federal Regulation, officer’s frock coat: 1.75″ high collar; japanned collar snaps; velvet lined collar; skirt length comparable in length to length of the breast area; non-hemmed skirts; mid-19th century style, “ballooned” elbows; heavily quilted and padded, interior breast areas; cotton / muslin sleeve linings; brown cotton lining to interior breast pocket as well as inside, requisite tail pockets; constructed of fine, English wool broadcloth; functioning cuff buttons; hand-whipped button holes; fine, hand stitching in the collar and lapel areas; interior belt to keep coat closed properly during dress events; all originally sewn buttons in place; polished, green silky cotton interior lining. This coat is in superior condition with no moth damage whatsoever and a vivid, deep blue indigo color. It retains its original, Captain of the infantry rank straps, which are also in fine condition. In addition, all of the Eagle I coat and cuff buttons were finely chased by a period jeweler; all buttons have the same back marks: EXTRA PLATE – these buttons are superior examples of the top of the line Eagle I button. In no uncertain terms, it would be very difficult to top this fine coat as a representative example of a Civil War, Union officer’s frock coat. This coat has been part of a well-known collection for over 25 years and is just now being offered for sale – SOLD

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