British Army Cuirass Cavalry Breastplate Chest Armor
Original British Army household cavalry cuirass chest armor. Worn by the Blues and Lifeguard cavalry since the coronation of George IV in 1821 these silvered cuirass were parade armor only. This is the front breast plate only in uncleaned original condition. Since these British breastplates are not date or manufacturer marked unlike their French counterparts it is difficult to honestly date this, but it is at least 50 years old. This piece of chest armor is a great display item for the military collection which could be mounted with cross swords behind it.
Chest armor measures 15“ wide by 17“ long by 6“ deep and weighs 5lbs 5 oz.
In good used condition with signs of use commensurate with age such as scratches and surface rust (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
Shop Ref: Box No. Living room
All our items are vintage/antiques and most have had decades of use. A buyer of vintage objects should assume a baseline of wear. I am always honest and clear in my descriptions and always endeavor to point out any flaws to avoid disappointment but I cannot disclose every minute sign of use on our items as it would be impossible to do so. You should assume these are present unless we specify otherwise here at the beginning of the condition report.
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