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French 19th century Hussard Pelisse (outer jacket)

adorned with gold braid and buttons, trimmed with fur…

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Often worn slung over shoulder,

attached with a cord…

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Antique exploding cannonball buttons…

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Buttons from France to the Alameda Flea Market,

“Antiques by the Bay”,  in their original packaging…

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Un hussard.

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