1880’s British Officer’s Field “Mess” Redcoat

This is an incredible British Officer’s Coat surviving from their rule over the British Empire during the 1880’s. This specific style “redcoat,” the term so often associated with the military garb worn by regiments of the British Army from the 17th to the late 19th centuries; was worn by officers when summoned to more formal mess calls when in the field of battle. The visually stunning military apparel is of rich red wool distinguished by its double breasted front with original brass buttons and its’ formal tails lined in white with silver threaded accents embroidered on the tail, the sleeve cuffs and neck collar. Restored epaulets have since been added to the shoulders. The historical coat is handsomely housed in a 30 X 50 X 11 custom built wooden and glass case. Of interesting historical significance; the introduction of khaki uniforms towards the end of the first Boer War in South Africa (1880-1881) would mark the beginning of the end of the famous Redcoat being worn on the battlefield. The redcoat color making an easy target for the skilled Boer marksmen was a primary contributing factor to the British defeat in the first Boer War. This historic officer’s coat represents the end of an era; among the last of the redcoats worn towards the end of the British Empire. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.

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1880’s British Officer’s Field “Mess” Redcoat

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