• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 313

    A SAPPER'S SEIGE BREAST-PLATE; AND A FURTHER MILITARY BREAST-PLATE

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY; AND MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SAPPER'S SEIGE BREAST-PLATE; AND A FURTHER MILITARY BREAST-PLATE
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY; AND MID 19TH CENTURY
    The first of blackened steel with deep opening at the neck, narrow flanged borders at the neck and arms, retaining the original pair of chain covered leather shoulder straps (one incomplete), and retaining the original padded fabric lining; the second with medial ridge, deep openings at the neck and arms, proving dent, flanged base, narrow flanges at the neck and arms and the borders pierced with stitch holes
    36.5 cm. and 34 cm. (2)


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