A New York militia officer's sword belt
Lot 5219
A New York militia officer's sword belt
US$ 800 - 1,200
£480 - 710
Auction Details
Lot Details
A New York militia officer's sword belt
second quarter 19th century
The 3 1/8 inch rectangular die-struck brass plate with a rendering of the seal of the State of New York, the eagle shown with wings down and the whole enclosed by a laurel wreath. Reverse with applied tongue and belt loop with two keepers and mounted on original red morocco leather waistbelt, the reverse folded over a wovenliner. Saber straps have been removed.
Condition: Buckle with dark patina. Belt showing scuffing with one tear to back but very sound.
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Footnotes

  • Note: See Fig. 398, American Military Belt Plates by O'Donnell and Campbell for an example of this plate, dated there 1835-50.
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