An original French Army Officers Tunic dating from the First World War and in distressed condition.
This tunic is the iconic Horizon Blue colour worn by the French Army during the Great War. It features a stand and fall collar, two slanted chest pockets, lower flapped bellows pockets, epaulettes, a french cuff and a half belt design to the rear. The tunic is cut with a narrow shoulder displacement, typical of the Edwardian era.
The lining material is typical of the era and all the button holes are hand stitched. A full set of matching buttons are present and there is clear evidence of where the flaming orb insignia was previously affixed to the collar.
The tunic is a small size of around a 36" chest. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 18"
Waist - 16 3/4"
Inside arm - 20 1/4"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders 15 1/2"
The condition of the tunic is best described as 'distressed'. As can be seen in the pictures it has a plethora of stains as well as some moth damage. This is reflected in the price but please do take time to study the pictures.
Whilst not the worlds finest example of a French Officers tunic, it is still an original WW1 example which could still make a good addition to a collection or display.