Silk and metal
950 mm (Length)Order this image
Smallhythe Place, Kent
This embroidered Chinese blue silk robe was given to Ellen Terry by the film star couple Madge Titheradge and Charles Quartermaine in 1909. Terry was particularly fond of the Asian style of dress and took to wearing silk kimonos during her affair with architect and designer Edward William Godwin from 1868-1875.
Embroidered Chinese robe. Blue silk satin with multi-coloured floss silk embroidery sprays of flowers and butterflies. Metallic thread and silk braid around opening and hem. Pink silk lining. Gilt circular buttons (European?). Given by Ellen Terry to Madge Titheradge in 1909 when she married Charles Quartermaine. Presented to the Ellen Terry Museum by Mrs. Norman Cunningham (great niece of Madge Titheradge).
given by Ellen Terry to Madge Titheradge in 1909 when she married Charles Quartermaine