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This dress shirt is made of linen, with a high collar and detachable muslin frills at the cuffs and front opening. The ruffles at the front are known as a jabot, and flare out over the opening of the fastened waistcoat. The collar was worn up and tied around with a neck tie.

A well-dressed gentleman wore at least two clean shirts every day, one for day and one for evening wear. This shirt is embroidered with a coronet to show that it was owned by a member of the nobility.

Details

  • Title: Shirt
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1830
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Width: 62 in, Length: 36 in
  • Provenance: Given by the Earl and Countess of Harrowby
  • Medium: Linen trimmed with fringed and embroidered muslin

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