A man's informal gown in the style of a kimono and 'Chinese' cap for undress wear.
Man's dressing gown & cap by Unknown Artist, c. 17151720
© Fashion Museum
- Silk damask & silk taffeta lining
- Length: 157.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,625 ( Total: £10,500; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Executors of the late Mrs B H Beckford
These caps and gowns were worn indoors in place of the powdered wig and fitted coat for dress wear. They were also worn to receive and entertain visitors so could be made of rich silks such as this salmon pink silk damask and pink silk lining. The maker could be English or French.
Hamilton family; Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs John Beckford; on loan to the Museum of Costume since 1964.