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Knee breeches

Light golden brown uncut velvet brocade. The design consists of lines and blocks of loops and blocks of satin-like surface. The bone buttons on the knee straps are modern. Four white kid pockets. Worn by Mr. Matthew Ridley, a maternal ancestor of the donors, who died in 1789. See notes on...

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Provenance

Worn by Mr. Matthew Ridley, a maternal ancestor of the donors, who died in 1789.

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Sara, Elizabeth Gaskell and Margaret Norton

probably French, 1770–89

Accession Number

17.1441c

Medium or Technique

Velvet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes