19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield

19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield

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19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield
19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield
19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield
19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield
19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield
19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield
19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield
19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield

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19th Century Decorative French Parade Shield

This shield was found in France and dates to the late 1800's. It is based on the original King Henri II parade shield which resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, circa 1555. It's called 'parade armor' because it was never actually intended for war. It was elaborately embossed and often gilded, designed to be part of a collection for ceremonies.   The original armor, helmet and shield designed by Etienne Delaune took 10 years to make. The workshop in which it was fabricated was most likely the French Royal Armory. The design on the shield is thought to represent the victory of Hannibal and the Carthaginians over the Romans in 216 B.C. Unlike the priceless original in the museum, the model we have, is one of several produced in the 19thC.  This one is extremely detailed throughout and is very unique in that it's adorned with finely decorated swords and axes.

This magnificent 19th C. French reproduction shield will be a focal point to any area it is placed in. CONDITION:  Very good antique condition; rubs and minor losses to metal.

H=44, W=35, D=3

 

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 913-50
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 19th C.
  • Country of Origin
  • France
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 35 inches
  • Height: 44 inches
  • Depth: 3 inches
  • Weight: 0 pound
  • Condition
  • Very good antique condition; rubs and minor losses to metal

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