Object Title

Breastplate

Breastplate

Date

1807

Object Number

III.1863

Provenance

Accessioned on loan 154 to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, May 1985.

Physical Description

With narrow shoulders, a slight medial keel and flange: these edges are bordered by large dome headed lining rivets with circular washers retaining fragments of hessian lining. At either side of the chest, is a mushroom headed stud for the attachment of a shoulder strap.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height 450 mm (17.75 in.), width 368 mm (14.25 in.)

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places France

Notes

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