Lord mayoral robe c. 1910

Myer

Registration number

1092294

Artist/maker

Myer

Title

Lord mayoral robe

Production date

c. 1910

Medium

textile, fur

Dimensions (H x W x D)

135 cm

Inscriptions

Label: TAILORED ESPECIALLY FOR / The Myer Store for Men / MELBOURNE AND / ADELAIDE

Credit line

City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Lord mayoral robe, Myer, c. 1910, fox fur

Summary

A long black robe trimmed with brown fox fur along neckline, front opening and sleeve cuffs, the mayor robe is lined with black silk satin. It has ties at the shoulders with which to fasten the mayoral chain. The shoulders are wide and the sleeves large, with a long panel attachment on the interior side of the sleeve. There is a row of gathered pleats at the upper central back, and two hook-and-eyes at the chest allow for the front opening to be held closed.