I offer for sale what appears to be a very old Theatre or Movie Prop helmet, representing a French 1st or 2nd Empire, Other Ranks Shako helmet, in reasonable condition for it's age. The crown of the hat is showing a period repair patch and some separations to the edging. The cockade is missing. The helmet plate is purely associated with the helmet and may be an original French, 2nd Empire military flag decoration plate eagle in reality! The helmet plate is loose and there are no chin-scales present. The interior of the helmet is sealed with a cardboard plug. The pom pom may be a replacement. Nothwithstanding it's condition, this helmet would make a great prop for a shop-window display. Price only £200+pp
French 2nd Empire Napoleonic - Other Ranks Shako.