Pair of Pistol Holsters


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Each holster is of soft brown leather shaped to pistol form and covered with canvas-lined red velvet; the seams are trimmed with silver galloon. The velvet is embroidered with gold thread in symmetrical foliate designs. Hosters were attached to either side of the saddelbow; they preferably matched the decoration of the saddlecloth and other pieces of the horse trappings. This particular form was in use from the mid-seventeenth to the early nineteenth century.

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