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Coat

  • Place of origin:

    London

  • Date:

    1935

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (costume designers)
    B. J. Simmons & Co. (Costumier)
    Morris Angel & Sons Ltd (Costumier)

  • Museum number:

    S.1-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume for Baron Lydieff worn by Lyn Harding.
Knee length military coat with long sleeves and upstanding collar of black facecloth; gauntlet cuffs of white cloth with black Russia braid froggings and brass buttons. On the right front skirt are appliqued four horizontal crescents, set between two large reversed arrows of white cloth. On each shoulder are epaulettes of black Russia braid set with a brass button. The collar and back are edged with two spaces rows of black Russia braid. At the waist back are two brass buttons. The coat is lined with black sateen, the sleeves with grey cotton. The coat fastens down the front with hooks and eyes.

Place of Origin

London

Date

1935

Artist/maker

Messel, Oliver Hilary Sambourne, born 1904 - died 1978 (costume designers)
B. J. Simmons & Co. (Costumier)
Morris Angel & Sons Ltd (Costumier)

Marks and inscriptions

very faded, indecipherable
Simmons trade label

Dimensions

Length: 105 cm Collar to hem, Width: 48 cm Across shoulders, Weight: 1.8 kg

Object history note

Costume for Baron Lydieff worn by Lyn Harding in Ivor Novello's musical play 'Glamorous Night' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1935. The lyrics for the songs were by Christopher Hassall, and the show was produced by Leontine Sagan. The Choreography was by Ralph Reader, and the scenery and costumes were designed by Oliver Messel.

Descriptive line

Military coat worn by Lyn Harding as Baron Lydieff in 'Glamorous Night', Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1935.

Materials

Russia braid; Brass (alloy); Sateen; Cotton (textile); Wool (textile)

Subjects depicted

Barons

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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