About this object

  • ID:

    A27050

  • Production date:

    1640-1649

  • Location:

    In Store

  • A rare survival of a high quality mid-seventeenth century vest or ‘waistcoat’ knitted of fine, pale blue-green coloured silk, said to have been worn by Charles I at his execution by beheading on January 30th, 1649. It is shaped like a long sleeve vest and has a short buttoned neck opening and small upstanding collar. This kind of garment was presumably worn for warmth over a fine linen shirt and underneath a doublet and therefore does not appear in most contemporary images.
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  • Measurements

    L 800 mm; W 440 mm (chest); W 700 mm (hem); L 525 mm (sleeve); L 590 mm (side seam); L 210 mm (neck opening); W 215 mm (sleeve head); CM 230 mm (cuff)

  • Materials

    silk

  • Last Updated

    2019-06-19

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Person

    Charles I, King of Great Britain (worn)

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