Formal Livery of a Lackey of the Counts of Thurn-Valsassina

19th century , Manufacturer: M. Rothmayer & Sohn



Formal Livery of a Lackey of the Counts of Thurn-Valsassina

In the 2nd half of the 19th century, the nobility clothed its servants in livery, which was usually decorated with the coat of arms of the family concerned. A keen observer could immediately recognise from the livery whose servant it was. The livery shown here, that of a lackey of the Counts of Thurn-Valsassina, consists of a jacket of white cloth with turned-up cuffs and pocket flaps of red plush, decorated with trimming into which the family coat of arms has been woven. On the left shoulder is a woven épaulette with a silver festoon. The jacket was worn with a waistcoat and knee-breeches of red plush with silver trimming as well as black patent-leather shoes with a silver-plated buckle. (MKR)

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19th century


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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Monturdepot

Inv. No.

Monturdepot, N 55

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