Revolutionary War French Grenadier’s Grenade Box Rarity
c. 1770-1800 American Revolutionary War Era, French Grenadier’s Specialized “Grenade Box,” Leather and Wood with brass hardware, Complete, Very Fine.
This Revolutionary War Period, French Grenadier’s Grenade Box, measures about 8” wide x 4.25” tall and is about 3” thick. Leather covers outside with iron and brass fixtures. Its front flap has decorative central brass plate attached with very thin wire. Two original iron buckles and brass knob are located on the bottom, with its leather strap loops still affixed. Inside it has wooden block with two (2) spaces for Grenades, and has three (3) center holes used for holding fuzes. See a similar example listed as “40” on page 76 of the “Collector’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution” by George C. Neumann and Frank J. Kravic. Obviously, Extremely rare and the first we have offered. A wonderful rarity that would have been used by the French troops allied with the American forces in the later years of the American Revolutionary War.