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FRENCH 1ST EMPIRE GUARD NATIONALE A CHEVAL HELMET.

A most magnificent condition officers helmet of the Guard Nationale A Cheval model 1814 to 1830. The silvered skull has toned beautifully over the years with a dark patination, the areas underneath the chin scales where the chin scales have been suspended from their purposely placed hook are still in the original silver colour. All of the other fittings, which includes the Roman style comb, the large front plate, peak trim, unique style chin scales, side bosses all in excellent gilt. The large front plate with the early period French Crown with a white metal Fleur de Lys. All of the original velvet backing to the chin scales are present and have not been replaced. There is no damage or repair to anywhere on the helmet. It is with its original black horse hair bush, its correct white plume with its original white metal plume holder. To the interior the officers liner is all untouched. Over the years some of the French helmets of this age we have had have invariably been in this condition and it never ceases to amaze us how they have stayed in this condition, English helmets of this period are very rarely as good as this.

Code: 80302

5500.00 GBP