Officer's Epaulettes c1835

In this period, the epaulettes had become stiff and formalised and are referred to as box pattern. The gold twist wire tassels do not hang loosely, they are fixed to a piece of stiff curved leather. The Grenadier Guards badge of the flaming Grenade is worked in silver bullion. Above this is a gold embroidered crown with crimson velvet cushions. This denotes the rank of Captain. Majors and above had the royal cypher above the grenade, and subalterns had the grenade only.

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