This was a silk brocade dress from the earliest cupboard,about 1740 I think.
Jane Austen era dress
These were capes exquisitely hand stitched.
This amazed us all,each of the hexagons are the size of the end of a pencil,all silk and finely stitched by hand!
This was an example of a chatelaine,with needle case,tiny notebook with ivory 'papers' scissors,knife,thimble,tape measure and keys.
And this a later example of a purse which would contain the same as the chatelaine.
We also saw some shoes ,fan of ostrich feathers and an umbrella.
It was worth the visit but I would like the opportunity to go back and choose some items and be able to sit and draw.We were told it is possible but there is limited room.