This is one of two trappers forming part of an embossed parade-garniture of circa 1585-90 in the Real Armera, Madrid (inv. no. A 291-94). The inventory of the Armoury of 1594-1652 records that it was presented to King Philip III of Spain in 1603 by Duke Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy, and that it included two trappers with gilt iron ornament, accompanied on one by blue and yellow stones, no traces of which remain on either. It has been attributed to the famous Milanese producer of embossed and damascened parade armours, Lucio Piccinino, but the evidence for doing so is inadequate. Variations in the quality of the plaques on the present trapper suggest that it is more likely to have been produced in one of the other workshops in Milan that were producing not only embossed and damascened armour but also furniture-mounts in the same technique, and about which little is known.