Officer's Full Dress Coat c1821

The main feature of the Foot Guards full dress coat was the profusion of gold lace that covered the blue lapels and cuffs and most of the lower back. The other notable feature was the red collar. Usually a facing colour covers the collar, cuffs and lapels but since well into the 18th century the collar was red. What is different about it here, also, are the edges which can be done up with hooks and eyes. The grenade badge is embroidered in gold, see Officer's Collar Badge c1825 but after 1830 the gold laced collar had a silver grenade. The epaulettes are the early version; as the decade progressed the epaulettes became fuller and more shaped.

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