And finally, again accredited to Fashion Museum Bath, I wanted to show, as part of The Hidden Wardrobe's unique and growing collection, and as part of my research for The Regency Wardrobe collection, this wonderful military jacket. Linked to the two brown dresses made for the Misses Percieval, for the Duchess of Richmond's ball on the eve of the battle of Waterloo, (see earlier post) here is the Honorable Mr Percieval's military jacket. It indeed must have some very fascinating (or gruesome) memories of all the pieces in the museum's store, woven, felted and/or embroidered into it, for it has, as well as the holes used for fixing epaulettes into also (seemingly) well... are they moth holes or bullet holes?
A Uniform coat production date 1815 – 1820. Kings Own Regiment
Worn by Edward or Peter Balby, brothers in the same regiment, a uniform worn on the field
Red with gold buttons. Material wool. Metal technique. Woven applied.