A "Boyar" fur hat and parade uniform jacket for a first lieutenant in the Russian 17th Dragoon Regiment from Nizhny Novgorod, circa 1910
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DescriptionThe fur hat trimmed in black lambskin, crimson cloth with a continuous border of gold braid, dark green piping, a gold button with the Russian double-headed eagle at the crown, the tsarist coat of arms as emblem on the front, below which a separately mounted banner inscribed "For Award", above which an officer's cockade. The inside with a wide, black leather sweatband, lined in pink silk, the cloth stamped "Supplier P.A. Fokin St Petersburg". Size 58. Signs of wear.
An elegant parade tunic in green cloth, in finest quality befitting an officer. Red collar and cuffs with braided gold embroidery. The placket with red piping. Gilt buttons with the Russian double-headed eagle. Two rows of six gasyri (decorative cartridges) at the breast, the respective pockets with a border of gold embroidery, delicate, ornate gold chains. The shoulders with the shoulder boards for the first lieutenant, the tsar's cipher removed following his fall from power in 1917. A gold cord on the right-hand side. Lined in cream-coloured and green silk. The lining more heavily worn towards the collar. Overall in good condition. Extremely rare find, especially in combination with the fur hat. Only very few imperial officer's uniforms survived the revolutionary turmoil of 1918.
The 17th Dragoon Regiment from Nizhny Novgorod was one of the two most decorated regiments of the Russian forces. It was established under Tsar Peter the Great.
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