Nice Old Antique 18th Century Indian Shield Floral Designs No Sword
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Nice Old Antique 18th Century Indian Shield Floral Designs No Sword:
Being offered is a very old most likely 18th century Indian shield that would have been super nice in its hey day! This shield measures almost 19” in diameter. The shield is made from leather that is very hard and durable. The front is the shield has extensive floral carvings. These would have been painted at one time. Unfortunately, most of the paint has faded due to the ravage of time plus the leather is dry, dirty and dusty. Some leather TLC and the appearance could be improved some. The leather is very dry and is flaking heavily. There are five bosses to the front of the shield. Each has a very decorative base. The central boss has nice carvings to it. The reverse shows the deep bowl shape of the shield. It is missing its velvet pad but there are some old collection numbers within. This shield was part of an important enough collection to have been numbered and probably catalogued. This is an opportunity to acquire a very old shield and do a bit of TLC to bring it back to life. Please e-mail with any questions. Please view my other sales for a great variety of swords, daggers and tribal art.