Collecting old armour to decorate one’s oak-panelled hall was a necessity for Victorian owners of romantic Tudor houses. Copies of richly ornamented armour were on the market at the time – this one deriving from an elegant Italian suit of armour of about 1580, sporting a helmet in an earlier French style.
Suit of armour imitating Italian armour of c.1580.
Makers and roles
Pratt , armourer