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... read more
BRITISH TRADE MUSKET.
An excellent condition smooth bore Flintlock trade musket, very similar in style and composition to the Brown Bess musket. The lock on this example is plain and unmarked, Indian Arsenal markings to the butt stock. The wood overall is generally excellent, three brass pipes below the stock, with its original ramrod. The Flintlock action is perfect, with what appears to be its original strap, barr... read more
BRITISH FOUL WEATHER HUSSAR BUSBY.
We have had literally hundreds of items of British military headdress for the Victorian period in the past 45 years but never a foul weather Hussar Busby. The Busby produced in oilskin with gilt lace around the crown, its button also covered in oilskin to the front of the helmet. To the interior its original leather liner and inner silk all in place, the silk has lost colour, there is also the ... read more
MILITARY FASHION BY JOHN MOLLO.
An excellent 1972 work, 240 pages of how military uniforms follow forms of fashion. The work begins in the 17th century and works its way through the four centuries of how various countries follow the fashions of other countries in styles of military uniforms. Excellent in-depth informative text coupled with many colour plates of military headdress and uniforms beginning with the mitre cap ( he... read more