The amazing NTtrasurehunt blog (nttreasurehunt.wordpress.com) putting the spotlight on some of Snowshill’s treasures stored/exhibited at Berrington Hall. Please check out Emile’s blog; it showcases the National Trusts incredible and varied collections across the country.
I just spotted these images of yet more gorgeous waistcoats from the Wade collection at Berrington Hall, on the well-illustrated Hidden Wardrobe blog. I have previously showed some of these exuberantly ‘pre-Brummell’ waistcoats here.
They are on show in an exhibition entitled ‘Wearing the Garden’, about the floral decoration on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century waistcoats. The exhibition is on view until 30 June – just an few days left.
I find it difficult to imagine how men could unselfconsiously wear such sumptuous and theatrical clothes – but they evidently did.
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