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    Napoleonic Officer's Dress Cartridge Box and U.S. Civil War Sling and Baldric Device. Black velvet covered cartridge box with brass side plates and heavy brass plate covering the front flap displaying separately affixed crossed cannons and ordnance bomb. Also separately affixed raised brass border. Exquisite quality, near perfect condition retaining 50% of the original gold wash, just missing the small brass closure finial. The heavy 2" wide sling is attached to the sides of the box with brass snap swivels. The face of the sling is fabricated of alternating stripes of gold bullion and red silk (signifying artillery). The back of the sling is heavy pebbled patent leather. Much of the stitching along the edges has come loose, easily repaired, otherwise about perfect. Large gilt brass adjusting buckle and loop also retain much of the original gilt. Classic baldric device of shield with separately affixed spread wing American eagle is attached to the lion head with three brass chains. Unusual form in that the sling is fabricated without a brass tip. Very attractive and very scarce with the artillery insignia.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2013
    7th Saturday
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