Men's Drawers

In white cotton.

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Year of production:
1870 - 80
John Furley
silk, metal, cotton
Length 112.5cm, waist 80cm
silk, Nottingham, cotton, metal

A pair of cotton stockinet long drawers in which each leg is made in one piece fashioned to the leg and with an inside leg seam. The waist is faced with silk taffeta which has cords sloping to the centre front and fastens with five buttons and buttonholes. They can be adjusted for fit by tasselled cords through four pairs of eyelet holes at the waist. There are long ribbed cuffs at the bottom of the legs.

Reputedly copies of drawers made for the Mikado of Japan by John Furley of Nottingham. John Furley also exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851.

ID Number: NCM 1981-426/1

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