Peers' Robes

Lord and Lady Ashtown Robes

Courtesy of Roderick Ashtown

Peers' robes of Lord and Lady Ashtown
Roderick Ashtown
Violet Ashtown wearing Peers Robes for coronation of Edward VII, 1903
Lafayette, Courtesy of Roderick Ashtown
Baron's coronet
Roderick Ashtown
Baroness' Coronet
Roderick Ashtown

These Peers robes were commissioned from Switzers of Dublin for the coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on 9th August, 1903 at Westminster Abbey.

The Lord’s robe is made of fine crimson silk velvet lined with ivory silk and trimmed ermine. The cape of ermine applied with rows of ermine tails, showing title. The robe is worn over a crimson velvet, court waistcoat.

The Lady’s robe is of fine crimson silk velvet lined with ivory silk and trimmed with ermine. The cape of ermine over a silk court gown hand embroirdered with silk and silver thread motifs. The robe was later modified to match the latest fashions for the coronation of King George VI in 1937 with the addition of a white fur cape.

Coronets

Baron’s coronet of crimson velvet is mounted with a silver gilt thread shamrock pommel. The silver and silver-gilt frame was made by the then Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co of London, hallmarked London 1901.

Baroness’s coronet of crimson velvet is mounted with a silver gilt thread shamrock pommel. The silver and silver-gilt frame was made by the then Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co of London, hallmarked London 1901.

This page was added on 10/05/2018.

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