• 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 15 v

Item one Dublet of aishe color tufte Taphata the grounde siluer slightlie embrodered.

Page/Folio No.: fol 15 v

Item a Dublet of Murrey Taphata couered with net-worke florished with golde and siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 15 v

Item a Dublet of blacke Satten aboote.

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Dublet of carnacion Satten aboote striped with siluer and bounde aboute with a lace of siluer.

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Dublet of white Satten cut lyned with carnacion plushe:

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Dublet of Dammaske copper siluer turne frenge lace wrought with damaske siluer purle edged with passamaine of venice siluer laide upon white sarceonet.

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Dublet of aishe color grograine cut like leaues and set with siluer owes lyned undernethe with clothe of siluer

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Dublet of horsefleshe color Satten cut allouer with leaues and raized up enbrodered allouer with siluer owes, and bias allouer with gold lace.

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Couering for a Dublet of lawne striped with siluer plate, with puffes like rolls.

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Dublet of white and carnacion Satten lyned bias wise with a lace of venice golde.

Page/Folio No.: fol 16 r

Item one Coueringe for a Dublet of lawne cutworke with tuftes of Carnacion silke.

Fannes

Page/Folio No.: fol 17 r:

Firste one Fanne of watchet tawny and strawe color feathers with a handle of siluer white.

Page/Folio No.: fol 17 r:

Item one Fanne of feathers with a handle of siluer white grauen with Sir Walter Rawleis armes.

Page/Folio No.: fol 17 r:

Item one Fanne of Carnacion curled silke garnished with Flowers of seede p(ear)le with Flowers and spiders of ragged pearle.

Page/Folio No.: fol 17 r:

Item one Fanne of Carnacion white and aishe color feathers with a handle of Siluer parcell guilte.

Taken as Fees

Page/Folio No.: fol 17 v

Firste one olde robe of purple vellat of the order of the Garter with laces of purple silke and golde lyned with white Taphata.

Page/Folio No.: fol 17 v

Item one saufegarde of blacke vellat laid with brode lace of venice s(iluer).

Page/Folio No.: fol 17 v

Item one Peticoate of clothe of siluer chamblet striped with golde.

A note of suche parcells as are certefied bee loste and wantinge.

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

First eight and twentie Buttons of gold made round for Jerkines, viz xvtene enameled white, and xiiitene enameled blacke.

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

Item fyfteene Buttons of golde enameled

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

Item nyne small pearles taken from Buttons

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

Item twoe small Buttons of golde with a pearle in eache wantinge from a kirtle of greene vellat enbrodered

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

Item three small aglets of golde wanting from a Mantle of russet stitched clothe:

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

Item Fyfteene buttons of gold wanting from a rounde kirtle and dublet of russet Satten etc

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

Item one foreparte of Clothe of siluer enbrodered allouer with oken leaues of venice golde and peacockes feathers

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 r

Item one button of golde enameled like a halfe moone wantinge from a Cloake of purple vellat the ground white Satten

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 v

Item xvene paier of Buttons and loopes of pearle wanting from a saufegarde of black vellat.

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 v

Item xvtene small buttons of golde wanting from a Cloake of tawney Satten embrodered.

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 v

Item three buttons of golde knots wanting from a Duche cloke of black vellat

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 v

Item diuers greate pearle wantinge from a rounde cloake of blacke vellat enbrodered.

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 v

Item one cloake of blacke knetworke florished with a thred of venice golde lyned with white plushe.

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 v

Item one pece of blacke Networke florished with golde and siluer conteyninge xii yardes.

Page/Folio No.: fol 18 v

One Fanne of strawe color and white feathers with a handle of bone slightlie garnished with golde.

Jewells loste and wantinge

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Firste one Button of golde with fine pearles in it loste from her Maiesties kirtle at a plaie at Richmonde at Xpmas (Christmas) 1595

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Item fowre paire of smalle Agletts of golde loste.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Item one Diamonde loste from a Jewell of golde like a double rounde knott at Richmonde xiiiito Januaro 1600

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Item three buttons like pressed hartes

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Item three buttons of golde with Diamondes of the fourthe sorte, and twoe diamondes oute of Collettes of the thirde sorte.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Item one Rubie from a button of golde of the first sorte.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Item three buttons of golde with Trueloues of pearle viz twoe loste xviimo November 1593 of the thirde sort and one xxviiimo Octobr 1598 of the second sorte

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 r

Item one button of golde knotted with three pearles loste xvito Maii 1590.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item one Diamonde from a button of golde with Cinques of Diamonde loste xvmo Aprile 1590.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item one Diamonde from a Jewell of golde like a harte fullye garnished with diamondes, loste by her Maiestie xiiiito Febrar 1596.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item one little pearle from a little flower of golde etc.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item xviiiitene middle sised pearle from a paire of lawne sleeues

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item twoe little pearles and a pendaunt of a diamonde from a Juell of golde like a halfe Moone loste iiito Febru(ar) 1599.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item twelue peeces of golde parcell of a Cheine and a girdle loste by the Queenes Maiestie.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item one Opall from a flower of golde etc loste by her Maiestie

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item fyue small buttons of golde enameled with sondrie colors and three perles loste b her Maiestie viz twoe in anno 1586 one in anno 1587 and twoe iido Maii 1591.

Page/Folio No.: fol 19 v

Item one pendaunt garnished with sparkes of diamondes and Rubies from a Juell of golde like a pellicane etc.

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