Arms and armour
1800 - 1900
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Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
A chanfron is a piece of armour for a horse’s head. The example at Rufford is a skilful 19th-century fake, perhaps supplied for the mock tournament held at Eglinton Castle in Ayrshire in 1839. Armour like this was ideal for decorating romantic mansions like Rufford Old Hall in Victorian times.
Horse's chanfron, 19th-century fake in style of late 15th century.