A French Empire officer's sabretache for the 1st Hussars
Lot 3219
A French Empire officer's sabretache for the 1st Hussars
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£2,400 - 3,600
withdrawn
Lot Details
A French Empire officer's sabretache for the 1st Hussars
circa 1805-15
The sabretache with blue wool field applied with gilt brass Imperial eagle over the regimental numeral, the field enclosed by a silk and silver bullion thread piping and a wide band of silver tape lace. Red morocco leather backing, the upper edge with three brass suspension rings. Together with custom plexiglass display case.
Condition: Showing some staining and light wear/mothing, the leather scuffed around the rim.
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Footnotes

  • Provenance: Ex Collection of Robert M. Snibbe, President and founder of the Napoleonic Society of America.
    Note: The 1st Hussars, aka the Bercheny Hussars, were the first French hussar regiment and were raised in 1720 under the command of Ladislas Ignace de Bercheny, who later became a Marshal of France. The regiment distinguished itself throughout the 18th century as well as during many engagements of the Revolutionary and Empire periods.

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