Reference NumberBMBC.CH.2132
TitleQuilted Housecoat by McLintock & Sons
DescriptionA McLintocks housecoat was comfortable and attractive as well as warm for those chilly days in big Victorian houses. This example has a decorative pattern of flowers, birds and butterflies, with red seams and a lovely red lining. The housecoat is made from a cotton sateen fabric and is down filled. Originally the fabric would have been a black ground and floral print but it is now faded. The inside lining is plain Turkey Red cotton. The quilting on the front is in straight channels from neck to hem and on the back the channels are shaped. The braid is a four-way plait of red on the outside only. The cuffs and pockets are close quilted and the pocket is spiral quilted. The A-line shape is very flared and extends into a train. The McLintocks garments in Barnsley's collections were rescued from the factory by the curator of Cannon Hall Museum, not long after the company closed the works in 1977. The housecoat was conserved with funding from Barnsley Museums & Heritage Trust in 2019.
DateLate 19th century
Object NameHousecoat

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SiteCannon Hall Museum
MakerMcLintock and Sons, Barnsley
Access StatusOpen
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