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An Ambassador's Uniform
A rare and magnificent Full Dress coat with black velvet facings and gold embroidery to collar, cuffs, fronts, skirts, pocket-flaps and sleeve-seams; together with a pair of blue trousers with 2½in. gold lace stripes, a fine bicorne hat with white ostrich-feather border and treble bullion loop, two pairs of silk knee-breeches (one black, one white), a pair of white silk hose, a pair of white kid gloves, and various minor items, in a black tin trunk with lid inscribed The RT HON Sir PERCY LORAINE, Bart. GCMG, together with a photocopy extract from Debrett's PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE giving details of Sir Percy Loraine's career (lot)

See illustration of major items in colour on previous page, and detail of coat here

Lot Essay

Sir Percy Loraine, 12th Baronet, served with 53rd Squadron IY in South Africa 1901-2, before becoming a career diplomat. He was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkey from 1933-39, and Ambassador to Italy from 1939 until his retirement in 1941. He was appointed to the Privy Council in 1933.

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