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Title Infantry officer's shako
Nationality French
Period c 1830
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This Louis Philippe period piece - the red, white and blue cockade (previously white) came in after Charles X vacated the throne in 1830 - may well be a Paris National Guard item on account of the silver colour of the lace, fittings and badge. The red pompom and grenade emblems all suggest a Grenadier company.

The body of the hat is beaver skin on card with a leather top. The top has suffered some damage and has an old repair. The black velvet band at the base of the shako is probably a replacement. The lining is somewhat distressed, but clearly original.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Headdress : French : 19th Century]

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