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Circa 1791 / Louis XVI French General Officer's Sword, for sale

In good overall condition, a rare Louis XVI era French general's sword with blue and gilt etching.

Circa 1791 / Louis XVI French General Officer's Sword

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Very rare; first we have ever seen. The knights head pommel is indicative of the troubled French revolutionary times of 1789 to 1792; who knows, it may even have been present at the arrest and / or execution of King Louis XVI and / or Marie Antoinette! The special heart / boat shaped guard and elaborate quillon / cross bar show this sword was for a general staff officer.

The 33 inch blade with some blue and gilt etch remaining is in overall good condition and firm in the hilt; there is an unrecognized mark to the blade's spine which we believe is the mark of the fourbisseur (sword maker). Hilt / guard in good shape, some gilt remaining. The exceptionally well made silver wire grip and Turk's Heads ferrules speak of quality.

Find another if you can! Well under-priced at only £900. Please quote item reference number M87. Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1290-1.18m (1.841).

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