An M1894 black wool type full dress three-quarter length frock coat has a double-breasted front closure leading to a stand-up collar fastened by dual hooks and eyes. The 58mm tall collar is faced in red wool, against which is sewn a decorative, gold bullion border. Dual wool loops are sewn to each shoulder, through which the shoulder boards would attach. The shoulder boards are not included. Each of the seven, highly convex, 24mm diameter brass buttons to either side of the front closure have a five-lobed cherry blossom embossed to their obverses. Buttons all look to have original stitching. A vertical support loop for the sword or bayonet is to the left hip, which is fastened at its top by a 15mm diameter version of the buttons seen to either side of the front closure. Three buttons identical 15mm buttons are sewn to each cuff. Cuffs are complete with their red wool faces and decorative gilt wire tress. The wool to the cuffs show some mothing holes and tracking. A 42cm tall tail shirt vent rises from the base of the reverse, to either side of which are three buttons identical to those on either side of the front closure. To the tail skirt vent, to either side of it, along the edges of the bayonet support strap, and along either edge of the front closure, is decorative red piping. The interior is fully lined in black cotton/silk, but for its sleeves, which are lined in white silk. The lining is quilted from the waist up, and there is a horizontal slash pocket to the right breast, and a vertical slash patch pocket to the left breast. The chest measures approximately 36". 

GRADE ****                             PRICE $1,700.00

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