A French Second Empire Trooper’s Double Steel Cuirass, 1854
A French Second Empire Trooper’s Double Steel Cuirass, 1854
A French Second Empire Trooper’s Double Steel Cuirass, 1854
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A French Second Empire Trooper’s Double Steel Cuirass, 1854

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The steel breastplate, stamped ‘552’ inside left shoulder and engraved inside the waist with details and date of the imperial arsenal 'Klingenthal, Coulaux, 1854, together with unit marking,'9, 1, ? No 522’, the backplate with steel borders bearing brass studs, the whole complete with shoulder scales armoured with a double-row of brass curb-chain, and replaced leather waist-strap.

The Coulaux family, or Coulaux & Cie, purchased the royal forge and swordmaking facilities of Klingenthal, France in 1838. Prior to sale, however, they were the facility’s operators from 1801-1836. They were blademakers, cuirass and sword manufacturers.