Sunday, February 23, 2014

British Consul's Wool Coat, Boston, 1790

Madder dyed red broadcloth cutaway coat, blue wool facings, below knee length, gold buttons stamped w/ "Brittania" insignia, gold embroidered edgings, white silk twill lining, Ch 40", L 46", excellent. 

Provenance: Thomas McDonogh, appointed first British Consul to New England in 1790. The first class of consuls had uniforms of national colors, red w/ blue facings, embroidered in gold, 3 bars w/ waived leaf.

Price Realized: $ 3,300.00

Copy and photos from Augusta Auctions.

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