1840's Fancy Bullion Massachusetts Militia Officer's Mexican War Epaulette

Beautiful Mexican American War Massachusetts militia officer's shoulder epaulette. It is woven brass with a bullion border, hanging tassels and a crescent shaped brass shoulder piece. The low convex 2-piece brass Mass. militia button is attached with period twine and has an 1840's Robinson backmark. The bottom of the epaulette has interior padding and a silk? cover. The epaulette shows use and age wear with the silk on the back having some edge tears and fraying. It measures app. 7 3/4" long and 6" wide. It is a great looking early American officer's piece of uniform insignia. $115