A Victorian suit of armour
Arms and armour
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Speke Hall, Merseyside (Accredited Museum)
The chivalric knight-errant was an idealised figure in medieval literature, revived in Romantic novels such as those by Sir Walter Scott and in 19th-century historical reenactments. Displaying antique and replica armour in Victorian revival interiors was highly fashionable, this elegant suit supplied by the Bond Street dealer Samuel Pratt.
Steel, a composite suit of armour, 19th century. A 19th-century suite of armour made in the Italian style of c.1580 with a helmet in an earlier French style, sold by the dealer Samuel Pratt (1805-78).