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A black top hat made of silk "hatter's plush" with a black grosgrain hatband and binding along the brim. The brim curves slightly upwards along the sides. "Manufactured in England for Wallace & Gibson/Willis St., Wellington" is written on a label. " F.L Blundell " is written in pen on the inside.
Accession No
A58.439

Name/Title
A black silk hatter's plush top hat with a flat crown and a broad stiff brim that is curled up at the sides. The hat has a black felt hatband, a brown leather sweat band, and white silk lining. "Christys' of London / Made in England for L. S. Donald, Hatter & Mercer Dunedin " is stamped on the inside of crown and sweatband.
Accession No
A84.728

Name/Title
A pale gold, loosely woven, coarse silk shawl. Roughly square in shape, the shawl is trimmed with 0.8cm wide purple silk ribbon (attached 4.5cm from edge). Two of the four corners are decorated with pale gold and purple silk embroidery (including pine cone and floral motifs). Part of the ribbon and one section of the embroidery are on one side with the remainder on the other. c.1840s-1860s
Accession No
TM2000.007

Name/Title
A princess-style gown made of narrow striped silk. There are sixteen metal buttons down the front and six buttons on the cuffs of the balloon sleeves. There is a narrow pink velvet ribbon edging the cuffs, the double standing collar and along the front of the armholes. The narrow ribbon runs in sets of three. A wide band runs in sets of three from the shoulder at the back into the waist. Each piece ends with a tail that flares out upon the bustle. The shoulders are dropped and the sleeves are very full with a narrower foundation of brown cotton. The bodice is mounted on grey twill with an inner waistband attached at the back. There is a deep pocket in the right-hand side seam, three wide bands of pink ribbon along the bottom of the skirt and the hem is finished with a row of wide kilting.
Accession No
A67.034

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A pink silk belt with a white lining. The garment is gathered and stiffened on each end with spiral boning. It fastens in the back with hooks and stitched eyes.
Accession No
A85.932

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A white silk Ranfurly Shield rugby supporters scarf. The scarf lists the holders of the Ranfurly Shield from 1934-54. It features a map of New Zealand surrounded by fern leaves, kiwi and rugby balls. It has New Zealand regional names bordering the outer edge.
Accession No
PA2006.108

Name/Title
A fine cream-coloured silk evening gown with leg-of-mutton sleeves. The garment is made of one layer of the silk and has two pieces of lace draped over the shoulders and tacked to the garment along the inside edges of the front and back of the gown. The bottom edge of the lace is pulled into a tassel and is completely edged with white pearls. The cuffs and neckline are also trimmed with pearls. The garment fastens up along the back opening and cuffs with snaps.
Accession No
A62.199

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A piece of silk patterned with pink and green flowers.
Accession No
TM1999.212

Name/Title
A white silk handkerchief with a picture in the centre of an Egyptian desert with pyramids and a camel surrounded by vignettes of Egyptian figures. Below it reads: " Souvenir of Egypt ". There is a border around the outside of flags. The paper tag that is attached reads: "Souvenir from Egypt 1914-1918".
Accession No
A97.524

Name/Title
A cream-coloured silk handkerchief with a Maltese lace edging with a Maltese cross pattern. The paper label that is attached reads: "Handkerchief from Malta, 1911".
Accession No
A97.520

Name/Title
A square silk scarf with a blue, lavender, pink, green, and white paisley pattern and a narrow pink border.
Accession No
A87.154

Name/Title
A green silk handkerchief with a hand-sewn rolled hem.
Accession No
A87.159

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A baby's silk romper suit. The suit has short sleeves and the openings for the legs have elasticated cuffs. A row of large buttons are at the waist and there are three smaller buttons which can be used to close the placket. There is a small metal dome near the collar. There are some smocked sections on the front and it is decorated with blue stitching.
Accession No
PA2007.078

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A blue handmade gown made of fine silk and lined with calico. The skirt is full and has cartridge pleating in the back to accommodate a bustle. The jacket is pointed at the front and attached at the waist of the skirt from the side seams to the back with the front panels unattached. The front waistband is left free and hooks under the jacket points. The jacket is full with a two-piece curved sleeve, dropped shoulder and has hooks and stitched eyelets for fastening up the centre front. The garment has a plain round neck and a trim made of Cluny lace attached to braid around the cuffs and yoke. On the back there is a rectangular panel hanging over the skirt pleats. This is also trimmed in lace. On the skirt there are three lines of holes from stitching where some decoration or flounce has been removed. The bottom of the hem is edged with a dark-blue wool.
Accession No
A75.931

Name/Title
A pair of embroidered calf skin and silk shoes with white kid lining and Louis heels. The shoes are embroidered in a delicate flowing floral design with blue, silver and gold threads. They have been conserved by applying a fine mesh to provide stability.
Accession No
A68.778

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A wide silk sash with mitred ends. The fabric is patterned with small violet and green rectangles.
Accession No
A87.156

Name/Title
A black bonnet trimmed with feathers and purple fabric flowers. The hat is covered in braid and a loosely woven horsehair fabric. The inside is lined with silk.
Accession No
A75.828

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A cream-coloured satin brocade bodice that ends at the waist. The front and back match in design with a diagonal opening of snap fasteners at the front. Wide pleats start at the shoulders and run diagonally down to the waist. Between the pleats there is a triangular lace insertion at the yoke. The sleeves of the garment are elbow-length and end with a band of lace. The edges of the neckline and sleeves are also decorated with a row of grey glass beads. There is a hook and snap fasteners for attaching to the skirt around the waist.
Accession No
A91.208

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A waist-length jacket made of cream-coloured satin brocade with floral and ribbon motifs decorating it. The jacket is part of a matching bodice and skirt set. It has three bones along the back seams which have a green tack stitch at the top and bottom of each. Down the centre-front opening there are nineteen pearl buttons that are painted with a shimmer paint and handsewn buttonholes. One button is missing from the bottom of the jacket. The sleeves are constructed with two pieces of fabric and are fitted from the elbow to the wrist. There are curved darts at the centre front for shaping and pleats that are attached at the centre back of the waist. The collar is high and made of a floral embroidery on lace netting. A short lace ruffle edges the collar. Around the waist of the jacket there are four hooks for attaching to the skirt.
Accession No
A91.207

Name/Title
A cream-coloured satin brocade skirt that is decorated with a floral and ribbon pattern. The skirt is part of a set that includes a bodice and jacket. The skirt is long and has several pieces of fabric patched together. The construction of the garment includes panels and uses of gores for a slightly flared shape. Around the waist there are snap fastenings and eyes for attaching to the bodice and jacket. The skirt is backed.
Accession No
A91.206

Name/Title
A cream-coloured satin sleeve constructed of one piece of fabric. The sleeve is curved and has a slit at the elbow. It has pin marks around the underarm from where is was removed from a garment and is lined with cotton. At the end of the satin there is a piece of attached sheer silk that has been shaped into a cuff and fastens with a hook and eye.
Accession No
A59.478

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A green taffeta skirt with the front panel decorated with three sets of tucks alternating with a row of kilting three times. The panel is framed with a length of ribbon on one side and the other side has lengths of tucked ribbon. The skirt is lined with linen and the waistband is made of a pleated cotton. The garment closes with a length of hooks and eyes along a side opening.
Accession No
A59.506

Name/Title
A brown taffeta bodice with leg-of-mutton sleeves and pleating down the front and back from the high neckline to the bust. There are two lines of purple and pink sparkling bugle beads along the pleats. The front opening fastens with hook and eye and the inside darts are lined with boning.
Accession No
A59.431

Name/Title
A brown taffeta skirt that is gathered into a cotton waistband. The skirt has two front panels that are embellished with a large beaded motif along the bottom. The waistband fastens with a hook and eye at the back placket and there is a strip of cotton lace along the bottom of the hem.
Accession No
A97.430

Name/Title
A green taffeta bodice with two-piece sleeves, a narrow neck band and a shoulder line that has been moved back. There are eight green fabric-covered buttons lining the centre front with handsewn button holes. The cuffs are layered with horizontal tucks, followed by a row of kilting and a full piece of taffeta. There are several shaped darts and a set of tails that are edged with fabric-covered buttons on the back. There is another row of kilting under the tails. The front of the garment is shaped with darts that flare out at the waist. It is stiffened with bones on the front and side seams.
Accession No
A59.507
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