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Court presentation ensemble

Department Store:
Scott & Claxton
Herbert Johnson
silk, metal
Length at CB (a): 37 in. (94 cm) Length at CB (b): 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm) Length at CB (c): 19 in. (48.3 cm) Length at CB (d): 22 in. (55.9 cm) (f, g): 34 in. (86.4 cm) (h): 7 in. (17.8 cm) (k): 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Marion Litchfield, 1950
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Stamped on buttons (b): "Scott & Claxton/London"
Label (d): "Herbert Johnson/45 New Bond St./London"
Stamped (h): "Thurston-London"
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