A French Sword Bayonet Hatrack, 1880
A French Sword Bayonet Hatrack, 1880
A French Sword Bayonet Hatrack, 1880
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A French Sword Bayonet Hatrack, 1880

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Overall: 35cm (13.5in) x 65cm (25.5in)

 

Provenance: Wormington Grange, Gloucestershire

Steel, brass and wood. A pair of French 1874 model Gras bayonets with brass mounted hilts, shaped walnut grips with steel rivets and cross guards, triangular steel blades with arsenal marks, the back straps impressed ‘Mre d' Armes de Chat[ellerault] Xbre 1875’ and Chat[ellerault] Janvier 1876’, the steel quillons bent forward to form coat hooks or hatrack, with three more worked and strategically welded for extra hanging.