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This well preserved mid 1600’s style, full size suit of armor of superior quality originates from Spain where sometime in the late 1890’s to early 1900s, it was reproduced based on armor used during the reigns of Charles V and Philip II. Shortly thereafter, it was brought to Puerto Rico. It has been in my possession since 1971 (46 years) when I purchased it by way of private treaty.
This impressive, highly desireable Medieval Suit of Armor is a symbol of Noble times, that can be adapted to any interior decor.
Made of high quality heavy gauge non-alloyed steel, the various parts consist of:
Helmet- close-helmet style with Brass base for holding ornamental plumes.
Pauldrons with flanged, ripple edges.
Gauntlets-three segments of finger plates are missing from the right gauntlet.
Sword measuring 39.5 inches, is steel as well.
Skirt- The skirt is made of a vintage style fringed velvet. This type of velvet was traced to mid-19th century England.
Gloves- Made of heavy leather show some deterioration of the fingers, particularly in the thumb and index finger.
Lance- Made of wood it is held in the left hand.
Height- 69 inches (1.75m)
Width (elbow to elbow) 28.5 inches (0.7m)
Stained wood base measures 18x18x5 inches.