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A Waterloo- Hougomont Connection. Coldstream Guards Officer’s Epaulettes and Insignia, 1812-1815. This matched set of framed Coldstream Guard Officer Insignia offers a rare opportunity for the Napoleonic collector. Today, such artifacts are usually available only as individual pieces, which with great luck, might be assembled as a group over many years. A matched set is most unusual. The insignia consists of the epaulettes, cross belt plate, collar insignia and shako plate. The Coldstream Guards was the Regiment that closed the gates against the French at Hougomont in June 1815. The artifacts belonged to one Officer who had them custom mounted and framed to display in his home although they are not now a family inheritance. The corners of the original frame were joined with metal inserts to ensure a flush fit and the thick 4mm thick original glass is about 200 years old. Our fine art conservator reset the attachment of the internal pieces to ensure continued museum quality preservation. The condition of the various items is excellent, the appearance brilliant.