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Name/Title
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 silk handkerchief with a round centre and Maltese lace edging. The lace depicts the Maltese cross.
Accession No
TM1999.227

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

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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
Wedding dress designed, made and worn by Joan Dukes when she married (Russell) Lowell Dukes in New Plymouth on 6 May 1936. Sleeveless, silk gown in a cream colour. Dress collar gathers as a bow at the front. Row of buttons down the back. Matching jacket with pleats at the back and three buttons at the back. Dress fully lined, jacket unlined.
Accession No
PA2016.153

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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 hand sewn cape made from layered claret coloured silk decorated with blue, white and red floral motifs. Silk lines run through the fabric forming 10.5cm squares. The collar and both layers are bordered with a claret-coloured fringe. The cape fastens at the neckline with a small, modern, pearl button and an embroidered buttonhole. The front edges are bound with narrow ribbon.
Accession No
A81.604

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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

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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

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A white silk handkerchief with a purple embroidered pattern near one corner. " G. KEMP " is stencilled in black on this same corner.
Accession No
PA2008.076

Name/Title
A white silk handkerchief which features a scene from Cairo on it. " CAIRO SOUVENIR " is written in red under this scene. A picture of the sphinx and a pyramid surrounded by 12 flags is also featured on the handkerchief. " THE ALLIES " is written on scroll below this. " G. KEMP " is stamped very faintly near one corner.
Accession No
PA2008.077

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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

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A group of four medal ribbons on cloth backing. The portion of the ribbons are (from left facing) the Distinguished Flying Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Accession No
A91.187

Name/Title
A rectangular cream coloured silk handkerchief. " H.T." is embroidered in red in one corner. The handkerchief has a number of holes with gunpowder burns on it.
Accession No
A91.183

Name/Title
A black silk dress with polka-dotted outlines of blue and orange flowers. There are nine domes down the front of dress.
Accession No
A64.353

Name/Title
A cream coloured embossed silk wedding gown. It has a high gusseted waist which is diamond shaped in the front and it has a square cut neckline and pintucks coming in from the padded shoulders to the gusset. The skirt of the dress is cut on the bias with the front of the dress being shorter than the back leaving a 65cm train. There are buttons up the back which are covered in the same cream embossed silk material. The sleeves are three quarter length and pointed at the ends.
Accession No
TM1998.071
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