Have we seen this one?
Completely Genuine Napoleonic era Belgic Shako to the 43rd Regiment of Foot
This item comes with good provenance.
It was purchased in 1992 from the Roy Maitland Collection which came up for sale after his death.
He owned the shop in Piccadilly named Tradition. The hat was purchased from his personal collection with other items.
It is in fine condition with the peak of the cap being the only part that shows some sign of wear as it is slightly buckled. The label inside the hat states "Hawkes, Moseley & Co - Cap Makers to their Majesties His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales & Royal Family - Helmet & Accoutment makers, Hatters, 22 Piccadilly, London, 12 Grafton Street, Dublin"
The original button, rosette and braid are attached