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Military coatee

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Date Made

late 18th century
late 18th century


This red coatee with blue collar, shoulder strap and cuff may have been worn by an Irish Volunteer in the lat 18th century. The coatee has piping down the front and plain silver buttons. The stand up collar has silver braid edging and a double loop to the gorget button. The shoulder strap is outlined with silver breaid which is also looped down the centre. On the strap there is a wing which has a silver fringe and loop. Down the front are four rows of fifteen plain silver buttons. The cuff is slashed with a red and blue cloth covered button, silver braid outline, and two pairs of plain silver buttons on the front. There is a white false turnback piped with blue from waist to tail which has false pocket flaps outlined with blue, and bears two pairs of plain silver buttons. The tails have pockets on the inside, the decoration on the false turnback is six loops of silver lace on a blue shape which has a slightly larger red shape under it. This style of military coatee was worn with a waist coat at the end of the 18th century. There is neither regiment not maker's name noted on the buttons.


coat : cloth, buttons : silver

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast

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National Museums NI