1/2″ Bias & Stand Metallic Gold Lace
During the 18th century each officer went to his own tailor for clothing. Therefore there was no regulation officer’s lace. The same gold lace on an officer’s coat could be found on civilian clothing. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1775 there was a trial for three thieves who “were indicted for stealing . . . a blue silk waistcoat, trimmed with gold lace, value fifteen shillings”.
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