The cuirass has red Morocco leather lining with velvet edging. The leather lining is embossed with the initials AVM. It dates to the 1830/40's.
Dimensions The breastplate measures 13 ½ inches (34cm) across the chest and 16 ½ inches (42cm) from top to bottom. The backplate measures 14 inches (35.5cm) by 16 inches (40.5cm).Condition The piece is in fine condition. The steel has some slight oxidation and a few marks. The leather lining and velvet edging have some wear as to be expected from a piece that has been previously used. The shoulder scales are in good order and the hinges work well. Please note the display stand is for photographic purposes only and is not included. For further details and condition see pictures. The item "Rare Circa 1830 British Officers Horse Guards Cuirass Armour Set" is in sale since Sunday, July 19, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\19th Century (1800-1899)\Uniforms". The seller is "theantiquesstorehouse" and is located in Portsmouth, Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.