Original British Carbineers Officer Uniform Set with Victorian Era Helmet
Original Items: Only One Set Available. A Victorian cavalry regiment that saw the transition from the wonderful red coat tunics through the Boer and First World War and into the olive drab era. This particular officer, unidentified with unknown rank since insignia is not present, lived through this change in that the helmet is Victorian, constructed of gilt brass displays a "Queen's Crown" and the most recent Regimental insignia shows "3rd" Carbineers, a designation made directly after WW1.
The Albert pattern helmet shows wear to the gilt but is in fine display condition retaining it's full lining and ringed chin scales together with the correct original black horsehair plume.
The red tunic of high quality melton cloth has yellow facings complete with all it's regimental buttons stating "Carbineers" and high quality gilt roping to epaulettes and cuffs. It bears medal attachment loops to left breast so presumably the Officer saw action and long service. The Tunic is accompanied by regulation very dark blue coveralls (trousers), very tapered with leather straps to go under the boot's instep for mounted cavalry use.
Best of all is the officer's very high quality gilt Victorian era sword belt with hangers made almost entirely of gold gilt thread with red leather backing, the buckle assembly being Queen's Crown is heavily gilt and ornately worked. The belt comes together with matching tasseled body sash in the same gilt and red combination. These two items come in their original maker's storage tin marked:
MORRIS & CO, 59 PALL MALL, LONDON
A fine set typical of a career Officer that saw service for probably 40 years during years of Great Britain's greatest turmoil.
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