Coronation Robe of a British Duchess
This English coronation robe was an unexpected find on a Philadelphia house call. A ceremonial costume owned by a British noblewoman is not often found in an American attic. Due to sketchy provenance and the unchanging style of a Peeress’ robes, dating is difficult. However, ancillary evidence allows us to make an intelligent judgment on the matter.
The robe was brought to Philadelphia in the 1940s in a white parchment Louis Vuitton trunk, which also contained pieces of 1920s Paris couture. The small size of the robe suggests a young British noblewoman who attended the 1937 coronation of George VI.
The seller of the robe in 2007 was in her 90s. In 1937 she would have been about 23 years old. Her sister, who wore the robe to the coronation, would likely have been 20-26 years old at the time. According to verbal provenance from the seller, the original wearer-owner was a French woman who had married into the British nobility.
The style of the coronation robe has been unchanged for at least a century; hence, the earlier 1911 dating used, e.g., the coronation of George V. Since the young woman who wore the robe in 1937 married into a noble British family, the robe was likely provided by her husband’s family. (X)
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