Object Title

Right pauldron plate

Right pauldron plate



Object Number



Purchased 15 November 1985. From the Armoury of Littlecote House, AP4.

Physical Description

Made of a main plate with one lame above and three below, overlapping upwards and downwards from the main plate. The main plate is rounded at the front and rear, and is slightly narrower at the front. At the centre of the lower edge is a rectangular cutaway, with flanges at either side. The upper lame is broad, narrowing to the front. It was articulated by a rivet at the front and rear, now with a leather at the front, terminating on two rivets on the main plate. At the centre, the base of a buckle survives, with a rivet hole above it for a previous buckle.

The main edges of the main plate and upper lames are inwardly turned, and bordered by iron lining rivets with brass caps.

The three lower lames are gutter shaped. The inwardly turned lower edge of the lowest lame is straight. The lames are articulated by sliding rivets at the rear, and by modern leathers at the centre and front, each terminating on a pair of rivets on the main plate. The lowest lame is pierced at the rear with a rivet hole for the attachment of a strap, and retains the base of a buckle at the front. Alligned with the front leather is a row of decorative rivets.


Dimensions: height 34.2 cm ( 13.5 in ), depth 31.4 cm ( 12.4 in ) Weight: 1.2 kg ( 2 lb 11 oz )

Inscriptions and Marks


Bibliographic References

Sotheby's 'The contents of Littlecote House', Vol.II, 22 Nov. 1985, lot 111 (ill).