|updated March 29, 2005|
|Clarence Mackay's Art, Armor & Tapestry|
|Images displayed below are courtesy of the Higgins Armory Museum|
| If we could turn the clock back to 1930, step through the front door of the Mackay mansion, turn left and walk toward the stair hall, we'd be greeted by this life size display of a mounted knight in German Jousting Armor from 1560. This armor was originally purchased by Oliver H. P. Belmont from Joseph Duveen and subsequently purchased by Clarence Mackay from the Belmont estate. It is said that this and two other mounted knights from the Belmont/Mackay collections sit astride horse manikins covered with the hides of three of Oliver Belmont's favorite horses.
See siris-archives.si.edu/ , Search for Clarence Mackay, See entry #17, slide 11382, at this Smithsonian site.