A fantastic conditioned and large size Civil War shell jacket.
The mounted musician’s shell jacket of the Civil War period have always been very desirable uniforms for collectors. This artillery shell jacket is a large size made at Schuylkill Arsenal with markings in the left sleeve lining. Both linings have size markings (ink having cloth to hole in this immediate area).
I don’t see any mothing, Color and condition are vibrant throughout. All the line is intact. When I purchased the jacket, one upper button was in the breast pocket, and the hook at the collar, came off when placing on mannequin (these will be re-sewn properly back in place. The shoulder scales are originals.
There was a time when these jackets were in the 5 figures, but have come down aways. The only way to improve on this jacket is to find one identified, and or with chevrons, but then the price will reflect that.
A gorgeous piece of Civil War cloth.
USPS Priority $15.00