Stuart and Napoleonic Era Buckle - 20mm Strap Width
Rectangular double looped buckles were in use from as early as 13th century. However, the number of buckles found during the Medieval period is fairly limited. Excavations suggest that plain frame rectangular buckles first appeared in the last half of the 14th century. However, the majority of archaeological finds date these buckles to the 16th and 17th centuries during the Stuart and Elizabethan era. Following 1570 rectangular buckles become available in a wide variety of styles and elaborate frames. This style of rectangular buckle with rounded edges appears to have become popular at the end of the Elizabethan ear and continued to be popular in the Stuart and Georgian era.
Rectangular buckles continued to be popular on shoes, bags, pouches, belts, baldrics and other accoutrements into the Victorian era.
This buckle measures 36mm x 48mm in size with a slight curvature and best suits a strap size of 20mm
Suitable for clothing for historical periods including the Tudor, Elizabethan, Stuart, Jacobean and English Civil war era.
Source Buckles 1250 -1800 R.Whitehead