• A Booke of all suche Robes apparell and garments remayninge with thoffice of her highnes warderobe of Robes. Serveied viewed and laid apart by vertue of her highness Comission under the greate Seale of Englande bearing date the iiiith daie of Julie in the said xliith yeare of her Majesties raigne and directed unto the right honorable Thomas Baron of Buckhurst Lorde highe Threasurer of Englande, George Baron of Hunsdon lorde Chamberlayn of her Majesties house, Sir John Fortescue knight Chauncellour of thexchequer and Sir John Stanhop knight Threasorer of her Maiesties Chamber. And alsoe of all suche Jewells and other parell as by the saide Comissioners are founde to bee loste by her Majestie and to be wantinge since the tyme that the saide Robes and Jewells have been comitted to the truse and Custodie of Sir Thomas Gorges knight.

    MS V.b.72, in the Folger Shakespeare Library, contains an inventory of clothing remaining in Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe of Robes in 1600. The manuscript is significantly degraded in some areas, due to necessary restoration. The Microfilm of the manuscript, also at the Folger, helps to clarify some of the blurred or missing words in the manuscript itself. It is related to the Stowe Inventory, a larger document listing garments kept at the Tower of London and at court in the year 1600. The image to the right, of a page of the manuscript, is courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

    Modern English (post-1500)
    MS V.b.72
    Published in 1600
    Color , Renaissance Clothing and Textile Terms , People
    1500 AD - 1599 AD

Items

Page/Folio No.: fol 5r

Item one loose gowne of black vellat plaine edged with black Satten faced with unshorne vellatt.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5r

Item one loose gowne of black Taphata cut allouer laide with three riche laces of venice golde and Siluer like cheynes, the Jaggs bounde aboute with like lace faced with black Taphata cut lyned with white Sarceonet without sleeues

Page/Folio No.: fol 5r

Item one loose gowne of black tuft Taphata the grounde Murrey with three plaine laces of gold and flat Siluer like waues and owes with Murrey Sarceonett<

Page/Folio No.: fol 5r

Item one loose gowne of Tawney or Murrey Satten embrodered with a border of venice golde and silke of sondrie colors lyned with chaungeable white and black Sarcenet pinked, faced with aishe coloure Satten.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of peach color vellat laide with one brode and twoe narrowe laces of venice golde and siluer faced with white Satten cut and razed.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of blewe Satten with Rowes of golde with twoe small passamaine laces of venice gold faced with powdered Armyons (the furr to be reserued.)

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of white Satten striped with Siluer, welted with three welts of black vellatt whipped ouer with a small twiste of venice golde<

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of Tawnye satten pincked striped downe right allouer with lace of venice golde and crimisen silke furred with Minks faced and edged with luzarne powts the furr to be reserued.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of black Satten striped with gold bound about with a billament lace of carnacion silke and siluer faced with striped lawne and lyned with carnacion Sarceonet.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of peach color Satten prented and razed like half Moones edged with a small plate lace of venice golde and siluer furred with Mynneuer and faced with orenge color plushe.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of black tufte Taphata with a lace buttons and loopes of venice golde and black Silke downe before.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of aishe color silke Burrell with three billament laces of black silk florished with venice golde and Siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of black wrought vellatt with a brode plate lace of golde and black silke with a face of unshorne vellatt.

Page/Folio No.: fol 5v

Item one loose gowne of tawny damaske with a lace buttons and loopes of golde and siluer lyned throughout with unshorne vellatt<

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of black stitched cloth striped with golde bounde about with a passamaine lace of venice gold and siluer lyned with white sarceonet<

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of black tuft Taphata braunched with passamaine lace buttons and loo[pes] of venice siluer faced and edged with Sables<

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of heare color vellatt laide about with a lace of golde and siluer faced and edged rounde aboute with carnacion plushe<

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of willowe color vellat laid rounde about and garnished with buttons and loopes of plate lace of venice siluer edged and faced with carnacion plushe.

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of white Taphata bounde aboute with a small passamaine lace of venice siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of heare color Taphata the sleeues and border about embrodered with owes, and drawne oute with lawne.

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of black Taphata pincked with twoe small plate laces of venice golde and siluer drawne oute betwene with lawne

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one night gowne of aishe color wrought vellatt the grounde siluer faced with powdred armyons and furred with pure throughoute.

Page/Folio No.: fol 6r

Item one loose gowne of flame color tufte Taphata the grounde siluer laide aboute with a faire plate lace of syluer faced with white plushe.

Kirtells

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

First one rounde kirtell the outeside black vellatt, and thinside being russet unshorne vellat<

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one French Traine for a kirtle of cloth of siluer garded with Murrey vellat enbrodered [?] black -vellat- Nett.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one French kirtle of cloth of siluer, prented rewed with golde with a welte of black vellatt, laide with twoe passamaine laces of venice golde and siluer.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one rounde kirtle of cloth of siluer braunched with Flowers of silke of diuers colors like peacockes tailes with a border of peach color satten cut and laide with iiiior passamaine laces of venice siluer and green silke

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one rounde kirtle of white gold chamblet with two small laces of black silke and golde

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one round kirtle of green vellat with a garde of two wreathes of carnacion Satten and fower brode crowne laces of venice gold siluer and silke.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one rounde kirtle and dublet of russet satten cut and raised laide with three compas laces of venice golde siluer and carnacion silke lyned with carnacion Taphata

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one kirtle of tawnye Satten cut and pinked allouer laced with venice golde allouer.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one round gathered kirtle of black Satten cut and pinked with three brode welts of black vellatt drawne oute with black Cipers lyned with black sarceonet.

Page/Folio No.: Fol 6v

Item one rounde kirtle of clothe of golde the grounde orenge color silke with braunches, with a lace of venice siluer and Tawney Silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one rounde kirtle of cloth of siluer braunched with golde, with two laces of venice golde and tawny silke

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one rounde kirtle of white and yellowe Satten paned chequerwise laide ouerthwarte with a plate lace of venice siluer and black silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one rounde kirtle of white Satten or capha wrought with knottes of orenge color silke, and tufte with a passamaine lace of venice gold and black silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one round kirtle of white Satten cut and striped with golde and siluer with two passamaine laces of venice golde plate and peache color silke

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one round kirtle of clothe of siluer with workes of carnacion silke with buttons and loopes downe before of venice golde.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one rounde kirtle of white Satten prented like Skallop shells and bagg pipes, edged with three plate laces of venice golde.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one rounde kirtle of white Satten prented, lyned with orenge color Sarceonet, bounde with a small lace of venice golde<

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one kirtle of carnacion capha with a garde of blacke Taphata laide with lace buttons, and loopes of Siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one kirtle of cloth of siluer striped with blunckett and carnacion silke bounde with golde and siluer and silke lace

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one kirtle of black tufte Taphata with a welte of Russet striped vellat frendged with silke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one rounde kirtle of white Taphata cut allouer and set with golde owes<

Page/Folio No.: fol 7r

Item one kirtle and a dublet of orenge color taphata couered with white networke striped cut and tacked up bounde with a siluer lace

Page/Folio No.: fol 7v

Item one kirtle and a dublett of white Taphata cut allouer and rased upon carnacion Taphata sarceonet with a binding lace of carnacion silke and siluer

Forepartes

Page/Folio No.: fol 7v

Firste one foreparte of blacke vellat enbrodered with oken leaues of venice golde and siluer set with spangles.

Page/Folio No.: fol 7v

Item one foreparte of white Saten enbrodered allouer with flowers of crimisen Taphata emboste with flowers of bugles lyned with crimisen Sarceonet<

Page/Folio No.: fol 7v

Item one foreparte of a kirtle of white Satten cut & enbrodered allouer with wreathes of crimisen satten like Rondels enbrodered with bugles lyned with [yello?]we siluer Sarceonet like lilliepots

Page/Folio No.: fol 7v

Item one foreparte of crimisen vellatt striped with golde with a garde of white Satten laide with twoe laces of venice golde and flat siluer.

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