Paymaster's Uniform Coat, Vest, and Dress Epaulettes, c. 1865-70, dark blue broadcloth double-breasted dress coat with general staff buttons, green silk lining, and striped sleeve linings, marked inside A. Bancoast & Son/San Antonio/Texas., dark blue vest with general staff buttons, dark green back panel, and striped cotton lining, gold bullion dress epaulettes with lieutenant colonel's embroidered insignia, gold wreath with a silver PD in the middle, general staff buttons, red morocco leather and velvet lining, a japanned tin case marked FROM/WILSON & STELLWAGON/IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN/WATCHES, JEWELRY, DIAMONDS,/SILVER AND PLATED WARE,/MILITARY GOODS AND REGALIA,/1028 CHESTNUT STREET,/PHILADELPHIA., with Wilson & Stellwagon business cards in central compartment.
Provenance: Sold to benefit the acquisition fund of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.
Coat in very good condition with no visible mothing, vest in good condition with some light wear around neck, epaulettes in very good condition, tin case missing some finish from use.
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