SHOULDER BOARDS – BADEN – MAJOR
This pair of pre 1897 shoulder boards is for a Major from the Grand Duchy of Baden. Each one measures 5 1/2” x 2 1/2.” A brass button that exhibits toning appears on each shoulder board. The latter helped to secure each shoulder board to the tunic. The boards’ bullion ropes are silver in the Russian style. Red and gold chevrons also appear on the silver bullion ropes.
The boards’ reverses feature red felt backing that shows signs of mild soiling and minor moth nipping. A fine, substantial, brass clip is in place that enabled the shoulder boards to be slipped onto a tunic. Their felt tabs are also in place.
Overall, this is a fine, early pair of shoulder boards from the Grand Duchy of Baden. It is a consignment item.