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  • Three silver sentimental brooches.
The brooch at the top of the image is a bar brooch, with ornamental plaque and Prince of Wales' feathers, with date: 28.6.99 [1899], length 4.5 cm; from Aberystwyth. 
The second brooch is a silver horizontal plaque with lozenge and diamond shape, length 4cm, from Treorchy.  It is decorated with scallops and leaves and was later inscribed 'Gwladys' - the brooch was a gift from mother to daughter [donor's sister] and was used to pin a fancy handkerchief onto a dress. 
The third silver brooch is inscribed 'Cofiwch Fi' (Remember Me) and is hallmarked 1890,  length 4 cm.  The brooch was owned by sisters from Dowlais.
Three silver sentimental brooches (19th century)
  • This coat has woven gold ribbon trimming and tassels on the front and sleeves, a low stand-up collar with fitted body and flared skirts.  The coat was worn by a member of the Morgan family, Tredegar Park, Newport.
Man's coat, yellow lace pattern silk brocade with elaborate floral and leaf motifs, c. 1725 [image 1 of 2]
  • The breeches are made of plain plum velvet, probably a replacement of originals.  The waistcoat is of pale green silk and was purchased by the Museum of Welsh Life with assistance from the National Art Collections Fund.  The waistcoat is collarless, with green silk satin fronts and a paler silk plain weave lining and back.  The embroidery, at the front edges, hem and pockets, is of gold purl, with metal sequins and floral ribbon, matching the embroidery on the coat, with tassels, bows and swags, and the reminder of the front is embroidered overall with single floral motifs in silk and metal purl thread.  The eleven buttons are covered with matching embroidery.  The work is probably the product of a London tailor's workshop, which would have employed a number of professional embroiderers.
Waistcoat and breeches of suit which belonged to Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, Wynnstay (1749-89)
  • This grey woollen coat is embroidered with silver threads and spangles.
Grey woollen coat worn by member of the Llewelyn family, Penlle'r gaer, Swansea, mid 18th century
  • This coat is made from English white silk taffeta with a gold lace pattern on the front and sleeves. The buttons are covered with gold thread and the sleeves are trimmed with bobbin lace.  The coat was worn by a member of the Morgan family of Tredegar Park, Newport.
Man's short coat, 1720s
  • This is a cutaway coat, with stand-up collar, pleated skirts and a slit at the back.  It is decorated with silk and metal thread embroidery at the front edges and on the cuffs, pockets, rear slit and collar, with elaborate floral and leaf motifs.
Brown corded velvet coat from Newport, 1770-80 [image 1 of 2]