Officer of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, circa 1850

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Officer of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, circa 1850

Officer of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, circa 1850

A naive watercolour of an officer of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, circa 1850, on paper, in an attractive black verre églomisé frame, with a foliate and leaf decorated border, 38.5cm x 34.5cm.

A good naive watercolour of an officer of the 3rd Dragoon Guards on parade. Taking the uniform into account, I'm dating it to around 1850. It comes in a period frame with a verre églomisé mount and an attractive frame decorated with leaf motifs. It's a splendid thing.

Condition: Good. There are two stains to the upper right of the paper (see photograph) and I've had the verre églomisé mount touched up in a few small places. Original period backing board.


  • H: 38.5cm (15.16in)
  • W: 34.5cm (13.58in)


Circa 1850

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Luke Honey is a dealer in unusual decorative antiques, furniture, pictures, posters and works of art- with an enthusiasm for the "Gentleman's Library" or quirky "English Country House" look. As a former specialist at both Phillips and Bonhams, Luke has had over twenty years experience selling antique games and is considered a leading authority on old backgammon boards, antique chess sets and chess boards, gambling and racing antiques and mah jong.

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