cotton, silk and gilt metal
600 mm (Length); 630 mm (Length)
Place of origin
Powis Castle and Garden, Powys
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A child's waistcoat, in early 18th century style, part of child's fancy dress costume, c1900 London. Foreparts in ivory silk 'moire' (watered) finish and trimmed with gilt thread braid aand fastened with 7 embroidered buttons. Handsewn, round neck, cut back frock to tails, buttons and buttonholes. Pale turquoise silk at sides from under the arms to waist and as facing. Bleached linen on reverse with adjuusting tapes threaded through tabs with metal eyelets. Two side vents trimmed with cream silk (twill weave) braid. Possibly worn by Viscount Clive, Percy Robert herbert (1892-1916) Made by a professional Court Costumier. c1900.
Purchased by the National Trust from John George Herbert, 8th Earl of Powis and the Powis Estate Trustees in June 2010.