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William Fitzherbert of Tissington, 1712-1772
Alleyne Fitzherbert, Lord St. Helens, 1753-1839
Christie's South Kensington, 1977
Castle Howard estate, 1977-2003
Sotheby's Olympia, 2003
Museum purchase, Textile Arts Council Endowment Fund
CPLH gallery 9C (debut) 11/05 - 2/06
A gentleman's three-piece court suit of the rococo period. The suit comprises an outer coat (a), waistcoat (b), and breeches (c) of blood orange velvet embroidered with metallic ribbon, polychrome silk, and sequins.
a) outer coat b) waistcoat c) breeches
Lined in white silk satin(back of waistcoat same). Applique embroidery in form of twisted ribbon done in ecru velvet and embroidered with polychrome flowers. Outlined in tiny spangles and further larger flower-shaped spangles and foils.