Evening coat, c.1930s, donated by Miss Nancy Pyke, 1978.45
This plum-coloured silk evening coat features heavily embellished collar and cuffs, and drapes inventively at the back, both popular features of 1930s evening wear. It would have been worn by a well-dressed lady to a special occasion. The wearer may have been the donor, the late Nancy Pyke. Miss Pyke was not only a generous donor to the museum, she spent many hours working as a dedicated volunteer.
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