This is an extremely fine pair of prewar Oberstleutnant’s Feld-Artillerie shoulder boards from the Grand Duchy of Baden. An oberstleutnant generally was an artillery regiment’s deputy commander, if not the regimental commander. These shoulder boards may have been for a mantel (overcoat) as they are quite large, measuring 5 ½” x 2½” Each shoulder board sports the Grand Duchy of Baden’s large crown, the flaming artillerie bomb, and an oberstleutnant’s single pip. They are slip-on shoulder boards, which were typically worn by officers above a major’s rank. They have a red felt reverse. Only one of the boards has the slip-on tab. The other is missing.