Suit of Armor In Mansion
Suit of armor in mansion
A subtle nod towards nobility and wealth, there are few things a man can decorate his home with that will instantly raise his status like a suit of armor. In the same category you might add a fine library stocked full of leather bound books, an impressive collection of old Scotch, oil paintings of Renaissance fame, or stone sculptures.
In the middle ages, suits of armor adorned castles as symbols of power and might. Perhaps they were relegated to the armory room more than they were used for display in libraries, but just the same, wherever a suit of armor could be found there was a station of strength. As suits of armor began to be used less and less on the battle field, they came to adorn castle walls and mansion libraries as reminders of days gone by, a standing symbol of virtue, integrity, strength, and nobility.
Today, authentic suits of armor are rare to find outside of museums and castles in Europe. However, a suit of armor in mansion will go a long ways for establishing ones position of wealth, and so if wealthy homeowner can afford to buy a full suit of decorative armor, authentic antique or replica, and put it on display in his mansion or castle he is wise to do so.
Imagine the impression you could make if you owned a european inspired manor with ever piece of decor rich in heritage and meaning. As you invite your guests into your home you lead them up a wooden staircase to your dimly lit library. There, in a corner surrounded by rich wooden chairs and greenery, stands a suit of armor in mansion presiding over the reading room.
It’s rare to find full suits of decorative armor these days.
Here is a gallery full of images of suits of armor in castles, mansions, and homes.
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