Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1807

Object Number

III.1857

Provenance

Accessioned on loan 154 to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, May1985.

Physical Description

With narrow shoulders and a pronounced medial keel terminating above the waist, which is drawn down to a shallow point. The arm, side and waist edges are inwardly turned, the neck edge outwardly flanged, and these edges are bordered by large dome headed lining rivets with circular washers. At either side of the chest, close to the keel, is a mushroom headed stud for the attachment of a shoulder strap.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 444 mm (17.5 in.), width 346 mm (13.6 in.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places France

Notes

The 1807 model is discussed in C Aries, Cuirassiers de Cuirassiers, type de 1807, Armes Blanches Militaire Francaises (1975 fasc 23) Fig 2.