Textiles and Accessories - Collections - Jersey Heritage

The clothes we wear, the accessories we use and the textiles we surround ourselves with in our homes are a visible statement of how we see ourselves and how we would wish others to see us.


 

Paper fan

Paper fan -›

The fan depicts the likeness of Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia who married Frederick Duke of York on 23 rd September 1791 and is printed with music, words and instructions for 16 popular dances of the day.

Samplers

Samplers -›

This sampler was made by Elizabeth Anna Marrett, Age 7 in 1736.

Child’s shoes

Child’s shoes -›

Known as Straights these purple leather child’s shoes were made by White’s of England.

Child's Cape

Child's Cape -›

Cream grosgrain cape with quilted silk lining and wide lace panels.

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress -›

Worn by Jersey girl, Agnes Lucy Hughes for her wedding to Earl Winfield Spencer at the Town Church St Helier in December 1887.

Christening Robe

Christening Robe -›

Christening robes became elaborate works of art and skill during the 19th Century.

Evening Bag

Evening Bag -›

This oval shaped evening bag with its etched design of exotic birds and flowers has all of its matching contents intact.

Embroidered Shoes

Embroidered Shoes -›

Hanan & Sons of London, New York & Paris, made these black silk and embroidered shoes with their crossed straps and Louis heel.