A fine quality shoulder belt of Moroccan red leather with gilt embossing.
This fine quality officer’s over the shoulder sword belt is made of fine red moroccan leather and embossed with gold accent borders of clusters of grapes and vines over the entire edging of the belt. Backed with a thin brown leather. The metal mountings are silver, probably plated but not enough wear to determine without digging away at the original finish. One of the mounting rings holds a dismount hook for a small sword.
The leather and gilt shows wear overall, but evenly and most wear occurs on the hangers. The brown calf leather backing has become separated in areas. this was never sewn together, but adhered with some method
Originally this accoutrement came with a silver mounted small sword, sold by the previous owner. Intended to be worn over the waistcoat, beneath the coat. It is my estimation late 18th Century, and could very well be in the Revolutionary War period.
A fabulous accoutrement of great quality.