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Late 1800's New York Militia Musicians Tunic
Item #: AA1486
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This is a late 1800's Musicians dress tunic from the New York state militia/guard, circa 1880's. The dark blue wool material this tunic is made of marks the end of this style uniform, as the Army went to the khaki colored uniforms in the late 1890's. This uniform is in extremely good condition, showing no damage or stains at all. The single breasted tunic has 5 New York state seal buttons on the front. Two of the buttons are back marked WAT. BUTTON CO/S.N.Y., one marked SCOVILL MFG. CO./WATRBURY/STATE OF/NEW YORK, and the other two JOHN F. BOYLAN,N.Y./S.N.Y. The six cuff buttons are so tight a back mark cannot be seen. The tunic was most likely made by the Boylan company, as they has numerous contracts for New York state uniforms after the Civil War. The body of the coat is a six panel construction. Te blue wool color is still very vibrant. The front of the tunic has been embellished with 5 rows of gold quatrafoil. Each sleeve also has the quatrafoil, along with the back of the tunic having one row on each side of the tunic. The inner part of the collar also has the gold braid. The tunic is fully lined, to include the sleeves. There is one interior pocket, a vertical pocket on the left side. There are no makers labels or inspectors stamps visible. The tunic has great eye appeal and makes an outstanding display on it's own.
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price $450.00 USD