Men's court dress suit, style of 1750-75, made 1830-1850. Black wool jacket with silk embroidery, silk waistcoat with silk embroidery, black wool breeches with emboidered border and diamonte buckle, cotton and silk cravat, leather shoes with cut steel buckles, silk stockings, 2 cotton handkerchieves, ceremonial sword with velvet-covered scabbard, black wool tricorn hat with metal box. Suit was owned by the Nettlefold family and used for dressing up, fancy dress and charades. Label on hat box suggests it originally belonged to Edward Strutt, MP for Derby (1830 onwards) and Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster (1853-4), 1st Baron Belper. Edward Strutt was related to Elizabeth and Martha Strutt, both wives of Joseph Chamberlain. Martha Strutt was grand-grandmother to John Sutton Nettlefold. Hat supplied by L. & H. Nathan, Naval and Military Outfitters, 17 Coventry St, Piccadilly.
Notes: Credit line - Presented by the heirs of Sam Kenrick