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Shoulder knots (pair)

Object Number: 
2432o,p
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Wool, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 4 x 7 1/8 in. ( 2.5 x 10.2 x 18.1 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: center, shoulder end: "M.D." stamped: reverse, hinge end of hook: "HORSTMANN / PHILA"
Description: 
Pair of shoulder knots with metal thread embroidered "M.D." and oak leaves across the shoulder ends against dark brown (black?) wool felt, surrounded with gilt lacing, gilt lace knots across the shoulder with a button at the collar end; reverse is lined with black wool, with a metal hinged hook fastener.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group