Just a fabulous example!
This cap was made for a field grade officer of major through to colonel, by evidence of the bullion oak leaves on the visor. This is one of the most beautiful eagles I’ve seen on an officer’s cap of the period; very full with almost a three dimensional look.
The blue wool and the light blue silk banding (for infantry) are in excellent condition. The bullion work conditionally speaking is excellent as well with some light toning to the gold bullion.
The lining follows suit as it shows little wear. The gilt makers mark is prominent in the center of the crown, The M.C. Lilly Co. Columbus, Ohio. The owner’s name has been embossed on the sweatband, “J.S. Parke.” I have no information on Parke.
The sizing label is intact and is a 7. A fabulous example!