"Belt Of Great Outfit Of Bodyguards Of The King's Military House"GREAT BELT OF THE GUARDS OF THE BODY OF THE MILITARY HOUSE OF THE KING, FRENCH COMPANY (second company), FORMER MONARCHY (1770-1780). Rectangular plate H 6.2 cm, width 7.7 cm, in iron covered with dark green cloth, bordered by a silver framing rod molded in relief with lines (width 0.7 cm), and in the center , a silver badge embossed and cut in the shape of the sun's face on a radiant background (diameter 3.5 cm). White buffalo sword belt, width 5.5 cm, length 90 cm. The sword holder is V-shaped with gusset with hole for the passage of the clevis button, H of the gusset only 13 cm, H with the two suspension parts 23 cm (not counting 2 cm initially sewn under the braid). Originally this belt was covered with two silver braids woven in the pattern of the uniform braids of the King's Bodyguards, each 2.8 cm wide. Now disappeared, these braids have left the trace of the design of their weaving. Good condition (incomplete with its silver stripes), top sheet with gaps and moth holes. France. Former Monarchy, circa 1770-1780. NOTE: As of the order of 1758, the belt of the Gardes-du-Corps is in silver embroidered buffalo. Nothing exists in the texts of time concerning the plate of belt of the Old Monarchy. However iconographic documents allow us to locate the appearance of this type of tray around 1770. A second type of tray exists, it is similar but with a rounded border in the angles and more richly decorated, which makes me think that this second type appeared later 1780-1789 (?). THE COLLECTIBLE OBJECT: The belt plate is very rare, personally we have only listed four copies (two from the Scottish company, one of which is in the collections of the Musée de l'Armée in Paris, and two from the French company including one with very little cloth leftover). The second type is known in a few more copies but still very limited. The belt, it seems to be the only copy that has survived, it is therefore an almost unique witness.