Entering the door is this magnificent floral display!
Looking up above in the Mezzanine
Four door two passenger adorned with nickel silver fittings. Purchased by John Glasgow of Rockbridge county Virginia around 1830. The Glasgow family was important in the lumber and iron industry.
The information below reads that Downton Abbey is no fantasy. The series weaves together fictional characters and actual events to create a compelling drama rooted in the real stories of Britain's past. Just as Highclere Castle where Downton is filmed is a real place, so Downton Abbey's story lines explore the real forces that shaped Britain in the first quarter of the 20th century.
When joining Downton in 1912, Britain is in it's Edwardian summer.
A sense of calm and continuity. A new King on the throne which feels as the Empire is secure.
Particularly strong was a sense of tradition especially on the English country estate.
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The clothes exhibited come from the drama "Downton Abbey". Exploring fashions from 1912 to the early 1920's. Some costumes are original and some made from vintage fabrics.
Silk and silver beads. a very fine example of 1920 's workmanship. Georgette layer with beading is original. designer Carolyn McCall said that you could hear at times loose beads dropping to the floor during filming from these vintage pieces
Lady Rose Mac Clare - silk velvet evening dress, glass bead and sequin decoration original to the period. By the 1920's evening dresses were the same length as day time dresses. Looser in the bust and straight in style
Cora Crawley season 3 1920
Floral embroidered border coat worn at Lady Edith's wedding made from a 1920's tablecloth
silk evening dress season three - 1920
How tiny this dress and the actress who wears it
squares of fabric attached at the hips for waterfall effect
Lady Edith Crawley - embellished with beaded embroidery and ribbon
geometric - art deco style
1912 - 1920
Men could change their look by changing the collar
1913-1918 chauffeurs uniform .
The double breasted style helped to keep out the cold
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