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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    A MODEL FIELD ARTILLERY LIMBER OF AUSTRIAN LIECHTENSTEIN TYPE ADOPTED FOR USE WITHIN THE FRENCH GRIBEAUVAL SYSTEM

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A MODEL FIELD ARTILLERY LIMBER OF AUSTRIAN LIECHTENSTEIN TYPE ADOPTED FOR USE WITHIN THE FRENCH GRIBEAUVAL SYSTEM
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Accurately constructed to scale, probably as an instructional model, fully detailed throughout, with wooden A-frame, single shaft, sweep-bar carrying a pair of swingle trees, iron pintle, and iron-shod spoked cambered wheels (very light worm now treated)
    33in (83.8cm)


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    For a discussion of the Liechtenstein type and a very similar model in the Musée de l'Armée, Paris, see A. L. Dawson, P. L. Dawson and S. Summerfield, Napoleonic Artillery, 2007, pp.208-9

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