Steel knee buckle: 19th century
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Steel knee buckle set with rosecut agates, dated early 19th Century. This buckle has a rectangular frame with openwork scroll pattern set with agates, heart shaped in the four corners and circular and oval along the sides. Anchor-shaped steel chape with a four-pronged pins. Knee buckles were worn from the 1720s, from the 18th century onwards, they came in sets with matching shoe buckles.
1800 AD - 1850 AD