November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 44
 

44

A United States Diplomatic Uniform to the Austro-Hungarian Empire
circa 1911

Three piece uniform, woven label, "Wilhelm Skarda/ K.u.K Hof Lieferant/ Wien/ I. Kartnerstr. 37," wool tailcoat with elaborate gilt metallic braid and stamped brass buttons bearing Great Seal of the United States, metallic cord aiguillette, vest and satin breeches.

Provenance

Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD.

Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

Three piece uniform, woven label, "Wilhelm Skarda/ K.u.K Hof Lieferant/ Wien/ I. Kartnerstr. 37," wool tailcoat with elaborate gilt metallic braid and stamped brass buttons bearing Great Seal of the United States, metallic cord aiguillette, vest and satin breeches.

Provenance

Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD.

Note

The United States began diplomatic relations with Austria in 1838 and continued with the formation of the Austria-Hungary empire in 1867. The legation was upgraded to an embassy in 1902. Diplomatic relations ceased in 1917 upon the American entry into WWI. A legation reopened in 1921.

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