1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

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1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frankjersey » 22 Aug 2017 14:38

Saw this beautiful 1840s Welsh Lord Lieutenant tunic and jus t wondered what exactly was the role of the rank of Lord Lieutenant. And obviously how does the garment measure up.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frogsmile » 22 Aug 2017 15:25

You can learn a lot via your search engine, Frank: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Lieutenant

Check out in particular the paragraph headed "19th Century".

The uniform is not pristine but seems in reasonable condition.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frankjersey » 22 Aug 2017 16:48

pretty interesting. yes its a beautiful garment. does it indeed date to the 1840s if you had to guess?
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frogsmile » 22 Aug 2017 18:15

Frankjersey wrote:pretty interesting. yes its a beautiful garment. does it indeed date to the 1840s if you had to guess?


Yes, it is commensurate with the uniform worn 1840-1908 and the buttons are Victorian (1837-1902), with the correct devices as tail ornaments. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-us/auct ... 83011b1887

Are you by any chance an antiques dealer/salesman?

It should be possible to trace the life and career of the man named on the label, as it was a highly prestigious office to hold.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frankjersey » 22 Aug 2017 21:04

I'm just a collector. Very new to the Victorian era stuff. easy to be skeptical about a garment said to be from the mid 1800s lol. It the aspect of looking up the owner is very interesting.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frogsmile » 22 Aug 2017 21:14

Frankjersey wrote:I'm just a collector. Very new to the Victorian era stuff. easy to be skeptical about a garment said to be from the mid 1800s lol. It the aspect of looking up the owner is very interesting.


A book listing biographies of all Lord Lieutenants since the first can be found here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lord-Lieutenan ... 1860774512

You could also simply google his name.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frankjersey » 22 Aug 2017 23:27

I did. The name appears to be a D.S or D.L Davies.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frankjersey » 22 Aug 2017 23:40

The write up about the buttons claimed made by G & W Boggett & Co. St Martins Lane, London signifying manufacture between 1838 - 1842 as well.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frogsmile » 23 Aug 2017 21:21

Bear in mind that a single Lord Lieutenant for Wales was abolished after the English Civil War and replaced by separate Lords Lieutenant for the various Welsh Counties, such as Pembrokeshire, etc.
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Re: 1842 Lord Welsh lord LT. tunic

Postby Frankjersey » 27 Aug 2017 14:24

Found one Davies can't be sure though. lol. But I've seen some examples of the same period jackets online. I came across a similar tunic of an Irish Lord Lt. was in terrible shape. Three times the price too.
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